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American Water Employees & American Water Charitable Foundation Donate $25,000 to Camden-Based LUCY Outreach

December 18, 2018

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 18, 2018--American Water (NYSE: 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, donated $25,000 to LUCY Outreach, a Camden-based organization that provides services to underserved Camden County youth and young adults, ages 12 – 25, and their families.

With American Water’s move to Camden, employees were given the opportunity to make a monetary donation in return for desktop equipment from their existing offices. The employees overwhelming response generated $12,500 for LUCY Outreach, and the AWCF matched those donations.

“American Water employees truly have big hearts when it comes to helping and giving to others,” said Aldie Warnock, Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Business Development and AWCF Foundation Chairman. “With our headquarters now in Camden, we are excited to show our support of the local community and continue our commitment to Camden’s future. LUCY Outreach has been a partner from day one and we are happy to contribute to the youth and families of this incredible organization.”

In addition to the donation, during the month of September, more than 100 American Water employees volunteered countless hours at LUCY Outreach, from painting and cleaning to gardening and decorating youth rooms.

“This relationship with American Water over the past year has been so special,” said Kristin Prinn Rose, executive director of LUCY Outreach. “The employees have become part of the LUCY family and connected with us on a personal level. There’s something so unique about this company and its leadership. From service days to starting a career closet, a holiday drive, a community garden, wish lists for our new building, and a surprise employee match donation. We’re excited to have them in Camden and know that they’ll be active, present and caring neighbors for our LUCY youth and families.”

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.

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 an estimated 14 million people in 45 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.

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External Affairs Manager

856-309-4690

joseph.szafran@amwater.com

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SOURCE: American Water

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