CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
American Water (AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, and the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by American Water, announced today that they have donated $50,000 to the Camden County Police Foundation (CCPF). The CCPF seeks to advance the mission of the Camden County Police Department by developing positive relationships with the community and funding police specific projects and initiatives that directly impact public and officer safety.
“The men and women of the Camden County Police Department continue to make our community safe, vibrant, and welcoming. Residents, students, and businesses know Camden is a great place to live, work and play because of what our courageous and caring police officers do every day,” said Susan Story, president & CEO of American Water. “To help them continue to do vitally critical work in our community and take care of their colleagues in need, American Water and the American Water Foundation have teamed up to donate $50,000 to the Camden County Police Foundation.”
Over the past six years (2012 - 2018), the crime rate in Camden has been reduced by 59%, while K-12 graduation rates have increased by 40%, with a 69% graduation rate. Unemployment in the city has also declined from 17.8% to 9.7%.
“The generosity of American Water, the American Water Charitable Foundation, and their commitment to our agency is unparalleled and we are deeply grateful for the donations they are making to the Camden County Police Foundation,” said Chief Scott Thomson, Camden County Police Department. “The donations will be put toward building better police officers through advanced training and ultimately making the city a better place to work and live.”
About the American Water Charitable Foundation
The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. The Foundation also helps support American Water employee-identified nonprofit endeavors.
About American Water
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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.