Cal Water Donating $174,000 to Local Charities to Brighten Upcoming Holidays for Disadvantaged

2016-1122 Operation GobbleAs Californians prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays, Cal Water has partnered with charities in each of its service areas to kick off its annual Operation Gobble program and help feed thousands of families in need.

In November, Cal Water is donating a total of $174,000 to local charitable organizations in its 21 service areas through Operation Gobble. This program is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves.

According to Cal Water President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki, Operation Gobble donations come from the company’s shareholders as part of its philanthropic giving program, not from water rates.

“We are committed to being a part of our communities and improving the quality of life in the areas we serve all year long,” Kropelnicki said. “But during the holidays, it’s nice to be able to bring a little happiness to those who are struggling to make ends meet.”