Oilfield Helping Hands celebrates 20 years of supporting oilfield families
(WO) – Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH), a non-profit organization helping oilfield families in financial crisis, is celebrating 20 years of providing support to industry families.
Since 2003, OHH has given $5.9 million to more than 1,000 oil and gas industry workers and their families. What began as a small fundraising effort for a family facing unforeseen medical expenses, has grown into a national organization.
OHH now includes five active chapters within the U.S. oilfield community, including Appalachia (Eastern Ohio, Northern West Virginia and Pennsylvania), Haynesville (East Texas and northwest Louisiana), Permian Basin (West Texas and eastern New Mexico), Rocky Mountain (Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming), and its flagship location, Houston.
Pate reflected on the organization’s anniversary, “It has been a wonderful 20 years. No one could have predicted that a small sporting clays tournament benefiting a single family would grow into what OHH is today. We appreciate each and every volunteer who has provided countless hours to expand our reach across the industry.”
OHH is led by volunteers and is supported by corporate sponsorships as well as funds raised from multiple fundraising events throughout the year.