A national non-profit that helps oilfield families in critical need of financial assistance has opened a new chapter that will serve families in the Eagle Ford.
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Oilfield Helping Hands was established in 2003 and has chapters serving the Rocky Mountain region, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Houston, the Permian and now, South Texas. The group has raised approximately $3.4 million in to assist individuals and families in the oilfield community who are in financial crisis,
The South Texas chapter of OHH serves the following Eagle Ford counties: Karnes, DeWitt, Zavala, La Salle, Atascosa, McMullen, Dimmit, Bee, Frio, Goliad, Webb, Wilson, Lavaca, Gonzales, Maverick, Live Oak and Duval
The services the OHH provide are crucial during the downturn, where around 72,000 Texas workers have lost jobs in 2015. It is estimated that another 40,000 could lose jobs this year.
The chapter is based in San Antonio and is just starting to organize its 2016 meetings and fundraising events. For information about joining and/or supporting the OHH South Texas Chapter, contact Blankenship at SouthTexasOHH@Outlook.com