The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., announced today that it is providing a $20,000 disaster relief grant to the American Red Cross Central Appalachia Region to support communities impacted by heavy rains and flash floods in the West Virginia American Water footprint.
“West Virginia American Water, in collaboration with the American Water Charitable Foundation, is pleased to join the ongoing cleanup efforts across the state of West Virginia to support families and communities impacted by the devastating floods,” said Robert Burton, president, West Virginia American Water. “We understand how critical clean, safe drinking water is in our daily lives and in times of emergencies. We hope this contribution can provide some assistance and relief to the residents of these affected communities."
The Foundation’s Disaster Relief Grant Program is designed to increase the impact of American Water employee donations made in response to natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, fires and other extraordinary disaster events.
“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to join the many others who have contributed their time and resources to support those impacted by the floods,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. “We extend our sincere appreciation to the American Red Cross who help make certain charitable dollars get to where they are needed most.”
American Red Cross Regional Chief Executive, Erica Mani said, “Our local American Red Cross team is so grateful for the generous financial support from the American Water Charitable Foundation and West Virginia American Water that made it possible to help families impacted by the major flooding that swept through our local area last week. Strong community partners like West Virginia American Water fuel the Red Cross mission and ensure we can respond to disasters immediately when people need us most.”
Learn more about the American Water Charitable Foundation here.
About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.
About 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 be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit amwater.com/awcf and follow the American Water Charitable Foundation on Facebook.
About West Virginia American Water
West Virginia American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 587,000 people.
About American Red Cross Central Appalachian Region
The American Red Cross Central Appalachia Region delivers services throughout 77 counties in WV, VA, MD, OH and KY. We help our communities prepare for and respond to disasters 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
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