Today, Cal Water and its employees donated $11,000 to the American Red Cross Fire Relief Fund after wildfires destroyed and threatened thousands of homes and businesses in northern California.
Cal Water employees personally contributed more than $5,000, with the company matching their gift, to help those affected rebuild. Company donations do not come from water rates, but from the company’s shareholders as part of its annual gifting program used for philanthropic purposes.
“Cal Water has a long-standing commitment to doing the right thing when disaster strikes in the communities we serve,” said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. “One of these fires, the Valley Fire, hit close to home, affecting our Redwood Valley District employees as well,” he said.
“I am so proud to work for a company where the employees and shareholders generously open their pocketbooks to help our neighbors in their moments of need. I encourage other individuals and businesses in the community to lend their support to the Fire Relief Fund, too,” said Redwood Valley District Manager Gay Guidotti.