Grants Available for Volunteer Fire Departments & Emergency Response Organizations

  Grants Available for Volunteer Fire Departments & Emergency Response
  Organizations

          New Jersey American Water Opens Third Annual Grant Program

Business Wire

VOORHEES, N.J. -- January 17, 2013

Recognizing the bravery and heroism of the volunteer firefighters and first
responders in our communities, New Jersey American Water announces its 2013
grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders (e.g.,
ambulance and first aid squads) located in the company’s service areas. Grants
will be awarded to cover the costs associated with purchasing personal
protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling
equipment, training and related activities/materials that will be used to
support their operations. The maximum grant amount is $1,000. The deadline to
apply is Feb. 28, 2013. Details may be found at
http://www.amwater.com/njaw/about-us/community-involvement/programs.html

To apply, organizations must send a letter of application, complete with the
following information:

  *Contact information, including name and phone number
  *Description of the organization(s) seeking support, including: name,
    address, and county in which it is located
  *Overview of the specific project to be funded
  *Grant amount requested
  *Problem/challenges that the project will address
  *Timeframe for implementation of the project
  *Summary of other sources being approached for support of the project
  *Project budget

Applications should be mailed to:

New Jersey American Water
1025 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Attn: Peter Eschbach

“We hope that through this program, we can provide assistance to just some of
our local volunteer emergency responders. These brave men and women
volunteering their time and skills keep our crews and business safe,” said
Peter Eschbach, director of external affairs and communications at New Jersey
American Water.

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned 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
2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly
traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in
Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals
who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to
approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of
Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

Contact:

New Jersey American Water
Peter Eschbach, 856-782-2316
peter.eschbach@amwater.com
 
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