VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today the company has raised approximately $470,000 company-wide for local United Way organizations across the nation.
“Our employees have a long history of supporting United Way, and we are fortunate to have such generous people with a wonderful giving spirit,” said Susan Story, president and CEO of American Water. “This year’s devastating hurricanes, flooding and tornadoes have affected millions of people and through our contributions to United Way, we are building up stronger communities and creating brighter futures for children and families.”
American Water’s support of United Way is part of its customer commitment that aims to create a lasting, positive impact on the communities the company serves. During the last ten years, American Water has donated $5 million to United Way efforts across the country.
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.8 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. For more information about United Way, visit UnitedWay.org.
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.