IADC Statement on Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Houston area that IADC Headquarters calls home.  This storm and the flooding aftermath are without precedence in the United States.  We have heard from many of IADC’s Houston-based Members, who are safe despite varying degrees of personal loss and hardship.  People have also shared heroic stories of volunteer efforts, as the Houston community unifies to work to rebuild our great city.  At IADC, we are inspired by these efforts, and will work alongside our Members to do what we can to assist with the recovery efforts.

For those of you with offices in Houston, please share if your offices, rigs or other drilling equipment sustained damaged.  We stand ready to help you in any way we are able.

To those Members not in Houston who wish to help, please consider donating to a local charity. For your consideration, below is a list of reputable institutions currently accepting donations:

To Help Children: The Texas Diaper Bank https://texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com/projects/33717-change-a-life

To Help Animals: Houston SPCA http://www.houstonspca.org/give/ or SPCA of Texas https://www.spca.org/news_hurricane-harvey

To Help People with Medical Needs: Portlight http://www.portlight.org/home.html or Direct Relief USA https://www.directrelief.org/usa/

To Provide Food: Houston Food Bank http://houstonfoodbank.org/, Galveston Food Bank http://galvestoncountyfoodbank.org/, Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria) http://victoriafoodbank.org/, Corpus Christi Food Bank http://foodbankcc.com/, Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont) http://setxfoodbank.org/

To Help the Homeless: The Houston Coalition for the Homeless https://www.homelesshouston.org/take-action/donate/

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.


Jason McFarland

IADC President