The American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today it is providing a grant of $70,000 to the American Red Cross to individuals and families impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico.
“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to join the many others who have contributed their time and resources to support the millions of people impacted by these devastating storms,” said Laura Martin, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. “We understand how critical clean, potable water is in our daily lives and in times of emergencies, and we hope this contribution can provide some assistance in the communities where water or wastewater service has been disrupted.”
“American Water has been a company that places helping people above all else. Even though their operations were not impacted by the recent hurricanes, they have stepped up to donate generous financial support to the families that have been severely impacted by a lack of access to clean water,” said Barb Coury, National Director of Foundation and Federated Giving, American Red Cross. “American Water is one of the best examples of a caring corporate citizen that values an expansive mission by supporting our Red Cross efforts to respond to disasters and help people get back on their feet.”
The funding was made possible through the AWCF’s Disaster Relief Grant, Volunteer and Matching Gift Programs as well as personal donations from employees and executive leadership.
About the American Water Charitable Foundation
The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. The Foundation helps support American Water employee-identified nonprofit endeavors.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
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