Local water company provides $25K in COVID-19 relief

Indiana American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation plan to provide $25,000 in relief funds to several non-profit organizations across the state.

The Greenwood-based water company, which services most of Johnson County, is donating the money to 14 non-profit organizations served by Indiana American Water around the state, according to a company news release. 

The funds will be used by the organizations to provide meals and stock local food pantries, purchase face masks and other safety supplies, and to provide financial and other social services to impacted residents, the news release said.

United Way of Johnson County is one of the nonprofits, and will receive $3,100 in donations from the foundation. Indiana American Water also donated $100,000 to Feeding America in March. 

Each of the non-profits that were chosen to receive donations experienced an increased demand for services due to the coronavirus pandemic, the release said. 

“We are an active participant in every community we serve in Indiana,” Indiana American Water President Matt Prine said in the news release. “Giving back is an important part of who we are as a company."