California Water Service Group Contributes $700,000 to Local Charitable Organizations in 2013, Looks to Continue Support in

California Water Service Group Contributes $700,000 to Local Charitable 
Organizations in 2013, Looks to Continue Support in 2014 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/14 --  As part of its
continuing effort to improve the quality of life in the communities
it serves, California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) ended 2013 with
donations of $698,330 made throughout the year to charitable
organizations in its California, Washington, Hawaii, and New Mexico
service areas.  
According to Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO, these
contributions were donated by the company and were not paid for by
ratepayers. California Water Service Company (Cal Water), the Group's
largest subsidiary, made contributions that include $10,000 donated
to the Elite Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Network, which
seeks to assist service-disabled veterans by successfully helping
them establish and grow their own businesses. Among other
contributions made by Cal Water were 8,500 gift checks presented to
local organizations through Operation Gobble to help provide
Thanksgiving meals to families in need. For the 25th year, Cal Water
worked with local legislators through Operation Gobble to help
identify more than 100 charities that could help with the
distribution. These gift checks helped provide some 42,500 holiday
meals to residents across the state. 
Also included were $6,000 donations each to the Maui Food Bank and
the Food Basket by Hawaii Water Service Company; an $8,000
contribution by Washington Water Service Company to the Permission to
Start Dreaming Foundation, which sponsors an event called Race for a
Soldier, to support organizations that help soldiers recover from war
and readjust to life back home; and $5,000 by New Mexico Water
Service Company, which was shared among local organizations such as
the Boys & Girls Club and Food Pantry. 
"It is important to us to be a good neighbor and support
organizations that make our communities a better place to live. This
means investing in worthwhile organizations such as food banks,
economic assistance organizations, and services for at-risk youth,
among many others," Kropelnicki said.  
According to Kropelnicki, making contributions outside of the
company's service area is also the right thing to do. For example,
Cal Water participated with its employees in relief efforts for
Typhoon Haiyan through a $10,000 contribution to the American Red
Cross to assist victims in the Philippines. 
As Cal Water enters 2014, the company plans on continuing its
outreach efforts and also developing additional programs to benefit
customers in the areas we serve. 
California Water Service Group is the parent company of California
Water Service Company, Washington Water Service Company, New Mexico
Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, Inc., CWS
Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services. Together these companies
provide regulated and non-regulated water service to approximately 2
million people in more than 100 California, Washington, New Mexico,
and Hawaii communities. Group's common stock trades on the New York
Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWT." Additional information is
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