Pennsylvania American Water and American Water Charitable Foundation Donate to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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Pennsylvania American Water announced today that it has selected the following organizations to receive financial contributions for their support of COVID-19 relief efforts in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northumberland, Pike, and Union counties. Pennsylvania American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation have together pledged $100,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts across the Commonwealth.

The company’s announcement includes $15,850 in funding to the following organizations:

  • Lackawanna County
    • Breadbasket of NEPA
    • Meals on Wheels of NEPA
    • Friends of the Poor
    • United Neighborhood Centers
  • Luzerne County
    • Commission on Economic Opportunity
    • Children’s Service Center
    • Dinners for Kids
    • Wyoming Valley Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Northumberland County
    • Warrior Run Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  • Pike County
    • Jo’s Outreach
  • Union County
    • Lewisburg/Milton Meals on Wheels

“There has never been a more critical time in our country to support one another or lend a charitable hand to our communities and our neighbors in need,” said Mike Doran, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “We know our customers, employees, and neighbors have all been personally impacted by this public health emergency. While we continue working to provide essential water and wastewater services to 2.4 million people across the Commonwealth, we also want to support the important work of the non-profit organizations helping people get through this challenging time through meals and social support services.”

Pennsylvania American Water serves more than 140,000 people through its Lackawanna and Luzerne county water and wastewater operations and nearly 6,000 in Pike County.  Pennsylvania American Water acquired the water and wastewater systems of Turbotville, Northumberland County in 2018 and serves more than 13,000 customers in Northumberland and Union counties.

“Just like many of us are checking on elderly neighbors and picking up supplies for those who are most vulnerable, our company also helps neighboring communities in need,” Doran added.

Pennsylvania American Water, a 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 2.4 million 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 46 states. 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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.