Oilfield Helping Hands Serving Eagle Ford

Help for Eagle Ford Families
Help for Eagle Ford Families

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.

Related: Texas Economic Index Declines

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,

As the president of the new South Texas Chapter it is with pride that my team and I get to join this amazing organization,” said President Stephanie Blankenship. “During this economic downturn we feel privileged at the prospect of being able to give back to a community that supports many of our lives and families.

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

Learn more at oilfieldhelpinghands.org