HOUSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting PLC announced that it will donate $125,000 to Oilfield Helping Hands in connection with the international oil service company's 2011 Hunting Art Prize.
The gift is supported by a contribution from Hunting and from sales generated at the 31st annual art competition's recent award ceremony held on April 30 at the Friedkin Corporate Campus, Gulf States Toyota, in Houston. Leigh Ann Lester's graphite drawing, Mutant Spectre, won the $50,000 prize for 2011.
Announcement of Hunting's donation marks the second consecutive year the company has supported Oilfield Helping Hands. The non-profit organization provides financial assistance to oil and gas industry families who face economic crises through no fault of their own.
Hunting's contribution in 2010 played a critical role in the organization's efforts to expand its Houston-based services into Oklahoma and Louisiana.
"Oilfield Helping Hands is an impressive organization that's made a considerable difference in our community by helping those in need," said Dennis Proctor, chief executive of Hunting. "We couldn't be more honored to once again contribute toward this worthy cause."
"We are very grateful for Hunting's continued generosity. Its donation in 2010 allowed us to offer more support in more communities to families and friends impacted by financial hardships," said Rich Orr, President of Oilfield Helping Hands. "We're looking forward to building upon that momentum with this year's contribution, furthering our commitment to grow and serve an even greater number of people than ever before."
About Oilfield Helping Hands
Oilfield Helping Hands is an all-volunteer charitable organization that assists oilfield families in financial crisis. It has been generously helping industry workers and their families since 2003, providing economic and emotional support for those who have no place else to turn and contributing to a true sense of community within the oil and gas industry. For more information, visit http://www.oilfieldhelpinghands.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 http://www.hunting.plc.uk.
SOURCE Hunting PLC