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New Jersey American Water Salutes Returning Troops with Custom Labeled Water

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the next few months, U.S. soldiers from the 56(th) Stryker Brigade will arrive at Fort Dix , NJ after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a "thank you" for their courageous service, the troops and their families are receiving bottled water from New Jersey American Water as they return to the United States.

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A team of 12 New Jersey American Water employees, along with staff from the American Red Cross, delivered 6,000 bottles of water -- the first of two installments -- to the Army post on August 21. Each bottle sports a custom label declaring "Welcome Home Heroes." In the coming weeks, the company will be delivering another 6,000 bottles of water to Fort Dix. The bottles will be distributed by the Red Cross to returning troops, along with a snacks and supplies donated by several other organizations.

"We are very grateful for the donations made by the New Jersey American Water Company. With the temperatures continuing to climb, I'm sure the soldiers will be able to use as much water as we can get them," said Joan Brown, Red Cross volunteer coordinator. For information on items needed for deploying and returning troops, email Brown at joanb@redcrossbcnj.com

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned 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 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

SOURCE New Jersey American Water

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