HOUSTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting PLC announced that it has presented a check in the amount of $100,000 to New Danville, a self-sustaining, master-planned community dedicated to providing adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities an opportunity to live, work, and grow with their non-disabled peers.
The gift is being made in conjunction with the international oil service company's 2012 Hunting Art Prize. Michael Bise's graphite drawing Children won this year's $50,000 award. The prize, which was announced at an April 28 gala in Houston, is historically one of the largest in North America for painting and drawing.
New Danville was established to encourage self-reliance and autonomy by providing its residents with low-cost housing and access to educational sessions and enrichment activities that teach basic life and job skills.
"New Danville is doing a lot of great work in our community, and we couldn't be more pleased to contribute toward the growth of such an impactful, inspiring organization," said Dennis Proctor, Chief Executive of Hunting PLC. "We're proud to continue our tradition of supporting Texas nonprofits through the Hunting Art Prize and are honored to have this opportunity to help adults with disabilities get the resources they need to live independently."
Kathy Sanders, Founder and President of New Danville, said, "This generous contribution couldn't have come at a better time for our organization. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to grow our programs and community, and Hunting's gift will go a long way in helping us touch even more people who are affected by intellectual and developmental challenges."
About New Danville
New Danville is a self-sustaining, master-planned community where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can live, learn, and work with their non-disabled peers. By bringing together like-minded individuals through educational programs and enrichment activities, the charitable organization provides a safe and caring environment that encourages independence and personal growth. For further information, visit http://newdanville.org/.
About Hunting PLC
Hunting PLC is an international oil services company providing support solutions to the world's largest oil and gas concerns. Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange. For further information, visit www.hunting.plc.uk.
SOURCE Hunting PLC