American Water’s Commitment to Community in Camden, NJ
March 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT
Company Donates More Than $1.3 Million in 2021 to Camden Community Organizations
American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today, that along with the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) and New Jersey American Water, the company donated more than $1.3 million in 2021 to community organizations benefiting the City of Camden. This continues American Water’s commitment to cultivating and maintaining meaningful and impactful relationships with Camden residents, stakeholders, and non-profit organizations.
“American Water is proud to continue supporting impactful local initiatives and programs in Camden,” said Susan Hardwick, president and CEO of American Water. “Since moving to Camden in 2018, we’ve been working to grow our partnerships with community organizations that support the residents, families and students in this great city.”
Most recently, the AWCF and New Jersey American Water donated $35,000 to Hopeworks to support its in-house training program expansion, which helps place young adults in life-changing jobs. American Water and New Jersey American Water have a long-standing partnership with Hopeworks that was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 2022 Faces of Philanthropy award winners.
“I commend American Water for being a community conscious partner with leadership who remain committed to playing an active role in Camden’s revitalization,” said Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen. “The charitable support is resulting in positive outcomes and a better quality of life for residents citywide. These are significant investments in our students, residents, stakeholders, and non-profit organizations. American Water has become a catalyst for tangible transformation in Camden.”
In addition to Hopeworks, American Water distributed more than $300,000 to several Camden based non-profit organizations in 2021. These donations supported organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County, LUCY Outreach, Mighty Writers, St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, UrbanPromise, and Joseph’s House of Camden, to assist in providing comprehensive services to residents and students.
American Water’s engagement and support of the City of Camden’s local community initiatives are highlighted in its 2021 Camden Community Investment Report. These include:
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.