Note: historical totals have been adjusted to include employee contributions.
In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the coast of Texas and made a devastating path through numerous communities including Rockport, Victoria and the Houston-Woodlands area. Like so many others in the area, some of our employees were affected by the storm. In the wake of this disaster, we immediately went to work to help our workforce and the local community.
Volunteers assembled with equipment, tools and whatever variety of materials were needed to assist members of our Newfield family with cleanup and construction. Other employees supplied clothing, food and additional provisions required by their impacted colleagues.
A longtime supporter of The American Red Cross, Newfield donated $50,000 to the organization’s Harris and Montgomery chapters as they worked to provide shelter, food and clothing for hundreds of thousands of people impacted by the disaster. In addition to the donation, we established the Newfield Disaster Relief Fund to help with employee recovery efforts after the hurricane and in the event of future disaster events. Newfield again matched employee donations and collected funds totaling more than $120,000, which were distributed to eligible employees in the form of a tax-free grant.