HOUSTON, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) and partners presented a donation of $438,000 to Camp Hope, Houston, at the annual Weatherford Walks charity event held at Sam Houston Race Park. Demonstrating support and appreciation of the veteran community, more than 1,200 participants registered to walk the race track to raise awareness for the individuals suffering from combat related PTSD. The walk was followed by a donation ceremony and family day with music, games, and lunch at the race park Pavilion.
This event represents the second Weatherford Walks charity project, with last year's inaugural event raising almost $150,000 benefitting the Houston Area Women's Center. As last year, Weatherford has made a dollar-for-dollar match of donations to support Camp Hope's mission.
Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, says: "As a large global company, we have the opportunity and responsibility to reach out and make a positive impact within our communities, and our corporate charity events form an ever increasing part of our citizenship activities. This year, we are proud to support Camp Hope, as we want to step up to help those who have fought and sacrificed so much for us and to give back to our combat veterans and their families. We thank our employees, volunteers, and sponsors for joining us so enthusiastically and making this such a successful event."
David Maulsby, Director of Camp Hope, said: "Being a grass-roots non-profit that serves our veteran community, the encouragement and strength this event brings cannot be overstated. Too often our men and women come home from war with post-traumatic stress disorder, feeling purposeless and unworthy of assistance. Watching the community come together and give back, begins to build a sense of hope and renewed pride. Weatherford International and its employees are demonstrating to our veterans that this great community supports and appreciates them."
Weatherford Diamond-level sponsors who supported the second annual Weatherford Walks event include:
- Baker & McKenzie LLP
Weatherford Platinum-level sponsors who supported the second annual Weatherford Walks event include:
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Gerard Daniels
Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 100 countries and has a network of approximately 1,350 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 42,800 people. For more information, visit www.weatherford.com.
Camp Hope, Houston
The facility provides peer support and mentoring services, as well as interim housing for our Wounded Warriors, veterans, and their families suffering from combat related PTSD. Together with the PTSD Foundation of America, Camp Hope seeks to bring healing to the military community, raise awareness of the increasing needs of the military community, and network with government agencies, service organizations, churches, and private sector businesses to meet the needs of the military community. For more information, visit www.ptsdusa.org/camp-hope/.
SOURCE Weatherford International plc