One of our core values at Weatherford is making a positive impact on the people and places we touch as a company. We are committed to being a trusted partner to all the organizations we interact with, including those that care for our larger community.
In 2017, Weatherford and partners presented a check for $345,000 to three Houston-area non-profit organizations at the annual Weatherford Walks charity event. The donation was split equally among the Houston Area Women's Center, Camp Hope, and Small Steps Nurturing Center. Since its inception, Weatherford Walks has raised more than $1.2 million for the Houston community.
More than 1,300 participants registered to walk the mile-long race track in support of these local organizations. Our employees and trusted business partners made generous monetary donations to support the cause. The walk was followed by a donation ceremony and family day with music, games, and lunch at the Sam Houston Race Park Pavilion.
All three organizations celebrated are beneficiaries of past Weatherford Walks events. The Houston Area Women's Center, which helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward, was the beneficiary of the inaugural Weatherford Walks in 2014. The 2015 event benefitted Camp Hope, a Houston organization that provides peer support, mentoring services and housing for veterans and their families suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. In 2016, Weatherford Walks supported Small Steps, a Houston-based organization dedicated to the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.
Weatherford Walks proudly supports charitable entities that are rooted in the local community and provide services integral to helping our neighboring families in need.