MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that it has selected the following organizations to receive financial contributions for their support of COVID-19 relief efforts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. These donations are part of the company’s pledge to donate $100,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts across the Commonwealth through the company and its charitable arm, the American Water Charitable Foundation.
The company’s announcement includes $25,000 in funding to the following organizations:
- Bucks County: Bucks County Opportunity Council
- Chester County: Coatesville School District’s Student Meal Program and Chester County Food Bank
- Delaware County: CityTeam Chester and The Salvation Army of Chester
- Montgomery County: Norristown Hospitality Center and the Montgomery County Foundation COVID-19 Fund
“There has never been a more critical time in our country to support one another or lend a charitable hand to our communities and our neighbors in need,” said Mike Doran, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “We know our customers, employees, and neighbors have all been personally impacted by this public health crisis. While we continue working around the clock to provide essential water and wastewater services to 2.4 million people across the Commonwealth, we also want to support the important work of the non-profit organizations helping people get through this crisis through meals and social support services.”
Pennsylvania American Water serves more than 150,000 people through its Bucks, Montgomery and Chester county water and wastewater operations. While the City of Chester is not served by Pennsylvania American Water, the company is making donations to non-profit organizations in Chester because of the unique situation faced by the city and considering Governor Tom Wolf’s recent Declaration of Fiscal Emergency for the City of Chester.
“Just like many of us are checking on elderly neighbors and picking up supplies for those who are most vulnerable, our company also helps neighboring communities in need,” Doran added. “We are happy to provide resources to our friends in the City of Chester, who are going through a particularly difficult time right now.”
About Pennsylvania American Water
Pennsylvania 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 and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. 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 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.