American Water Employees Raise Record-Setting $232,000 for Water For People Charity
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded
U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today the company
and its employees have raised a record-setting $232,000 for Water
For People, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to
providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services
in developing countries.
With a ten percent increase from last year, this was American Water's
most successful employee-giving campaign since the company began
partnering with the organization in 1991. In addition to financial
donations, American Water employees volunteered to raise money in
several creative ways, including competitive penny wars, sports games,
silent auctions, cookouts and bake sales, all which enable Water For
People to get closer to its goal to provide access to clean water for
"American Water has a long history of supporting Water For People and we
are fortunate to have such generous employees with a wonderful giving
spirit," said Deb Degillio, president of American Water Enterprises and
executive sponsor of the company's Water For People employee giving
campaign. "The global water crisis is something none of us can ignore so
there is no question of why we support this organization. Additionally,
Water For People's mission echoes American Water's commitment to
building a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and
sanitation. Our employees' enthusiasm, generosity and contribution to
help raise funds for this campaign, truly demonstrates our commitment to
provide access to clean water for everyone forever."
"The generosity of American Water and its employees greatly inspires us
and helps us deliver our mission of Everyone Forever," said Eleanor
Allen, CEO of Water For People. "As one of our largest and longest
workplace giving campaigns, the support for Water For People benefits
the communities where we work. Not only are we helping provide
sustainable services, we are reaching to new heights of scale and impact
across our nine countries."
American Water's support of Water For People is part of its formal
Corporate Responsibility program,
which aims to create a lasting, positive impact on the communities the
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
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