CAMDEN – New Jersey American Water employees raised over $26,000 for eight United Way chapters as a result of their annual fundraising campaigns. In addition, the company donated $15,000, totaling over $41,000 to help people in need.
“We’ve all seen the devastating effects that COVID-19 is having in our local communities, and now more than ever, United Way needs our support,” said Cheryl Norton, president of New Jersey American Water. “Our employees have a long history of generously supporting United Way, and this year they really stepped up to make a positive impact.”
American Water holds its national United Way fundraising campaign every holiday season, where employees are encouraged to contribute – whether it’s financial donations or participating in virtual fundraising events. Some past events America Water has held are a 5K Turkey Trot, an online auction, BINGO games, trivia games and other events that all go towards United Way.
New Jersey American Water and its employees have raised nearly $200,000 for United Way within the past five years. Their annual campaign has been a tradition for over 15 years.
“Without our corporate partners, we would not be able to provide the support, resources, or programs to help Union County’s most vulnerable families,” said James Horne, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Union County. “Especially in these difficult times, we are extremely grateful to have the support of New Jersey American Water and look forward to working together to make a difference in the community and help local families beat the odds.”
This year, New Jersey American Water employees donated to the following United Way chapters: Gloucester County, Greater Lehigh Valley, Greater Mercer County, Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Greater Union County, Hunterdon County, Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and Northern New Jersey