American Water — along with the American Water Charitable Foundation and New Jersey American Water — donated more than $1.3 million in 2021 to community organizations that benefited Camden, the utility company announced March 23.
“American Water is proud to continue supporting impactful local initiatives and programs in Camden,” Susan Hardwick, president and CEO of American Water, said in a statement. “Since moving to Camden in 2018, we’ve been working to grow our partnerships with community organizations that support the residents, families and students in this great city.”
Most recently, the foundation and NJ American Water donated $35,000 to Hopeworks to support its in-house training program expansion, which helps with job placement for young adults.
In a statement, Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen commended American Water for its contributions, calling the company “a catalyst for tangible transformation in Camden.”
In addition to Hopeworks, American Water gave more than $300,000 to several Camden-based nonprofits last year, supporting organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County, LUCY Outreach, Mighty Writers, St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, UrbanPromise and Joseph’s House of Camden.
The company’s engagement and support of community initiatives also include: