Tuesday, January 21, 2014

American Water Charitable Foundation Provides Illinois Triad organizations with Public Safety Grants

The American Water Charitable Foundation is providing Illinois Triad organizations $12,000 in public safety grants.
“Triad is dedicated to keeping senior citizens safe and improving their quality of life,” said Illinois American Water President Karla Olson Teasley. “We want to recognize them and through these grants, assist in providing some of the resources they need.”

A total of $12,000 will be distributed evenly among Triad organizations including:

- Tazewell County Triad
- Naperville & Lisle Township Triad
- Whiteside County Senior Center
- Peoria County Triad
- Champaign County Triad SALT Council
- DuPage County SALT Council

The National Association of Triads is a partnership of three organizations—law enforcement, older adults and community groups. The purpose of Triad is to promote older adult safety and to reduce the fear of crime that older adults often experience.  Some examples of Triad projects that may be supported by American Water Charitable Foundation safety grants include ID jewelry for individuals with Alzheimer's or Dementia, File for Life materials, neighborhood safety watches and the development of community groups.  The National Association of Triads assists local communities in forming their own councils/SALT organizations (Senior And Law Enforcement Together).

Established in 2010 the American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate American Water’s ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where the company and its employees live, work and operate. The Foundation also helps support American Water employee identified nonprofit endeavors.

About Illinois American Water
Illinois 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 1.2 million people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville.  

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 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 14 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com

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