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June 16, 2020

Maryland American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund Support Relief Efforts in Harford County, MD

Fund established to support relief efforts in communities served by American Water

BEL AIR, Md. (June 16, 2020) – Maryland American Water is pleased to announce that the Harford Community Action Agency (HCAA) has received $15,000 from the American Water Charitable Foundation to support their efforts to provide emergency food to Harford County residents in need.

“Nothing could prepare us for how dramatically the COVID-19 public health emergency was going to change everything. The impact has been extraordinary. Everyone has had their daily lives upended, but there are Americans for whom COVID-19 has been devastating. So many have lost loved ones, their jobs and income,” said John Walker, operations manager, Maryland American Water. "Our customers and employees have felt the impact and now, more than ever, we are grateful for - and proud to support - organizations like Harford Community Action Agency.”

“The HCAA’s mission is to help all Harford County residents who are experiencing financial hardships meet their housing, food and other needs. Traditionally our food supplies were donated, and this is the first time in 38 years of operation that HCAA has had to purchase food to support the 6,000 food insecure families we feed annually,” said Pamela J. Craig, HCAA's executive director. “Through the donation from Maryland American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation we will be able to continue to operate the Community Action Food Pantry and Food Bank and ensure that no one in Harford County, Maryland goes hungry.”

About Maryland American Water
Maryland American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 24,000 people.  For more information, visit www.marylandamwater.com and follow Maryland American Water on Twitter and Facebook

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

Media Contact:
Marybeth Leongini
External Affairs Manager
marybeth.leongini@amwater.com

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