NEW CASTLE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that it selected Lawrence County Community Action Partnership (LCCAP) to receive a $10,000 donation for its support of COVID-19 relief efforts in southwestern Pennsylvania.
“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 emergency. 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 emergency through meals and social support services.”
LCCAP is responding to a newly emerged need to feed the most vulnerable senior citizens, disabled adults, and low-income families with children who are isolated in their homes in compliance with the COVID-19 recommendation to self-quarantine so as not to be exposed to the coronavirus.
“On behalf of the City of New Castle, I want to thank Pennsylvania American Water for their generous donation. Hundreds of families throughout New Castle are experiencing a myriad of hardships, and access to affordable food is definitely at the top of the list,” said New Castle Mayor Chris Frye. “This contribution will help alleviate the stress families are feeling as a result of income loss due to COVID-19.”
LCCAP is providing a week’s worth of meals to 200 at-risk seniors and disabled adults. Meals and other supplies such as diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, toilet paper, and other household supplies are provided to more than 100 vulnerable families each week.
“During these uncertain and critical times, LCCAP is pleased to partner with Pennsylvania American Water to help ensure that disadvantaged and homebound people of Lawrence County overcome obstacles, such as the instability of food supplies and other basic needs,” said LCCAP CEO Tom Scott. “Serving these needs is only accomplished through partnerships, with the generosity of organizations such as Pennsylvania American Water.”
Pennsylvania American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation have together pledged $100,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts across the Commonwealth. Additional announcements are forthcoming, including grants to be awarded as part of the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
LCCAP reaches out to low-income people in Lawrence County to address their multiple needs through a comprehensive approach that develops partnerships with other community organizations and involves low-income clients in the agency's operations. LCCAP administers a full range of coordinated programs designed to have a measurable impact on poverty.
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.