American Water raises record-setting funds for 'Water For People' campaign
American Water announced that the company and its employees have raised a record-setting $219,326 for Water For People, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in developing countries.
VOORHEES, NJ, June 5, 2015 -- American Water (AW), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, recently announced that the organization and its employees have raised a record-setting $219,326 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 26-percent increase from last year, this was AW's most successful employee-giving campaign since the company has been partnering with the organization. In addition to financial donations, AW employees volunteered to raise money in several creative ways, including hosting basketball games, dunk tanks, 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 everyone forever.
"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 Sharon Cameron, president of AW Enterprises and senior executive sponsor of the Water For People employee giving campaign. "There is no question of why we support this organization. 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.
Sue Dorsey, CFO at Water For People, added, "As one of our largest employee-giving campaigns to date, American Water's tremendous support for Water For People is beyond inspiring. Reaching everyone forever definitely isn't easy, but we know it is possible thanks to incredible partnerships like this that give employees the opportunity to give back and take ownership of their contributions."
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 45 states and parts of Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.