VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water and 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 they are providing a grant of $100,000 to Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, North Bay Fire Relief for individuals and families impacted by the wildfires in Northern California.
“These devastating wildfires have directly impacted our customers and our employees, and the American Water Charitable Foundation joins many others – including our local California American Water team – in supporting the people impacted by this disaster,” said Laura Martin, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. “We understand how critical water is in our daily lives and in times of emergencies, and we hope this contribution can provide some assistance in the communities where homes, business, and critical infrastructure have been damaged or destroyed.”
“These fires destroyed about a quarter of our service district in Larkfield,” said California American Water President Richard Svindland. “Our employees, many of whom themselves had been evacuated, have worked around the clock amidst this destruction. While I am proud of their work in having successfully restored service to most of the remaining homes and businesses there, we have many customers who will be displaced for years.”
The funding was made possible through the AWCF’s Disaster Relief Grant and California American Water.
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.