The Permian Basin Chapter of non-profit group Oilfield Helping Hands has awarded its first grants to qualified recipients. The group’s mission is to serve the families of those working in the oilfield who are suffering financial crises.

“We are proud to provide support to our first grant recipients in the Permian Basin region,” says Justin Robertson, Permian Basin Chapter president. “Our mission to provide financial aid to oilfield families in crisis through no fault of their own is made possible by the support of our corporate members and volunteers. Our chapter meets every month and has upcoming fundraising events scheduled, including The Black and Gold Bash, slated for June 2019. We are seeking sponsors for these upcoming events.”

To qualify for a grant, an applicant must work for one of OHH’s corporate members or live and work in an area covered by the Permian Basin Chapter. He or she must also have a minimum of four years’ experience in exploration and production, and 75 percent of their income must derive from that employment. The chapter covers the following counties: Lea, Eddy, Gaines, Dawson, Borden, Andrews, Martin, Howard, Loving, Winkler, Ector, Midland, Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, Ward, Crane, Upton, Reagan, Irion, Tom Green, Crockett and Schleicher.

The Permian Basin Chapter held its first meeting under new leadership in November 2018. For more information about upcoming monthly meetings and fundraising opportunities for the Permian Basin Chapter, visit OHH also has Houston and Rocky Mountain chapters.

Oilfield Helping Hands is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, established in Houston in 2003. OHH helps oilfield families in financial crisis due to no fault of their own. Since its inception, the organization has provided more than $4.7 million to industry workers and their families. In 2017, OHH mobilized into action after Hurricane Harvey and was able to provide more than $350,000 to 217 families. OHH continues to work in the most economical fashion to maximize the funds available to recipients each year. For more information, visit