American Water Charitable Foundation Provides $20,000 in Disaster Relief to Support West Virginia American Water Communities
The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., announced today that it is providing a $20,000 disaster relief grant to the American Red Cross Central Appalachia Region to support communities impacted by heavy rains and flash floods in the West Virginia American Water footprint.
"West Virginia American Water, in collaboration with the American Water Charitable Foundation, is pleased to join the ongoing cleanup efforts across the state of West Virginia to support families and communities impacted by the devastating floods," said Robert Burton, president, West Virginia American Water. "We understand how critical clean, safe drinking water is in our daily lives and in times of emergencies. We hope this contribution can provide some assistance and relief to the residents of these affected communities."
The Foundation's Disaster Relief Grant Program is designed to increase the impact of American Water employee donations made in response to natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, fires and other extraordinary disaster events.
"The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to join the many others who have contributed their time and resources to support those impacted by the floods," said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. "We extend our sincere appreciation to the American Red Cross who help make certain charitable dollars get to where they are needed most."
American Red Cross Regional Chief Executive, Erica Mani said, "Our local American Red Cross team is so grateful for the generous financial support from the American Water Charitable Foundation and West Virginia American Water that made it possible to help families impacted by the major flooding that swept through our local area last week. Strong community partners like West Virginia American Water fuel the Red Cross mission and ensure we can respond to disaster immediately when people need us most."
Learn more about the American Water Charitable Foundation here.
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