The United Water Foundation donated $55,000 to Bergen County’s United Way Compassion Fund to assist people who were significantly impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Beginning in November, United Water launched an employee drive to help raise funds for those who experienced major loss or damage as a result of the storm. A total of $30,000 was raised. In addition, the United Water Foundation made a contribution of $25,000 bringing the donation total to $55,000 to assist in the relief efforts.
“United Water has partnered with United Way for many years to provide assistance and support to various community organizations in need,” said Bob Iacullo, president of the United Water Foundation. “We chose the United Way Compassion Fund because 100% of the funding will go directly to the local communities affected by the storm. Our employees truly stepped up to help their neighbors in need and I am extremely proud of their generosity and giving spirit.”
“The Foundation’s contribution to the Compassion Fund empowers United Way to provide a quick and compassionate response to help many local residents weather the effects of the Hurricane Sandy,” said Tom Toronto, president of Bergen County’s United Way. “We are grateful for United Water’s continued support and the Foundation’s generous contribution.”
More information about United Way’s Compassion Fund and application process can be found by visiting www.nj211.org or by calling call 2-1-1.
ABOUT UNITED WATER
United Water is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 5.7 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 20 water utilities, United Water operates 100 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.