California American Water & American Water Charitable Foundation Provide Support to California Wildfire Relief Efforts

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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today they are providing a grant of $100,000 to Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, North Bay Fire Relief for individuals and families impacted by the wildfires in Northern California.

“These fires destroyed about a quarter of our service district in Larkfield,” said California American Water President Richard Svindland. “Our employees, many of whom themselves had been evacuated, have worked around the clock amidst this destruction. While I am proud of their work in having successfully restored service to most of the remaining homes and businesses there, we have many customers who will be displaced for years.”

“These devastating wildfires have directly impacted our customers and our employees and the American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to join the many others who have contributed their time and resources to support the people impacted by this natural disaster,” said Laura Martin, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. “We understand how critical clean, potable water is in our daily lives and in times of emergencies, and we hope this contribution can provide some assistance in the communities where water or wastewater service has been disrupted.”

“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the fires,” said Brett Martinez, Redwood Credit Union’s president and CEO. “We’re supporting our Members, employees and communities in a variety of ways with their financial needs. We’re also accepting financial donations for the fire relief efforts and victims of these devastating fires. We know there’s a long road ahead, but the message to those who have lost so much is this—your community cares and is with you. We’re here to help.”

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The funding was made possible through the AWCF’s Disaster Relief Grant and California American Water.

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 helps support American Water employee-identified nonprofit endeavors.

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 660,000 people.

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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting


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