New Jersey American Water Marks Annual AmerICANs in Action Month of Service

Employees give over 300 hours of volunteerism and 430 pounds of food to community organizations

CAMDEN, N.J. – OCT. 28, 2022 – New Jersey American Water employees gave over 300 hours of volunteerism and donated over 430 pounds of food to community organizations across the state last month through the company’s AmerICANs in Action annual month of service.

“At New Jersey American Water, we believe in the importance of being a good neighbor,” said Denise Venuti Free, Sr. Director of Communications and External Affairs. “We strive to support and enhance the communities where we live, work, and operate and empower our employees to give back to organizations they care about. Our AmerICANs in Action annual month of service is just one way we do this.”

New Jersey American Water’s AmerICANs in Action month of service is designed to encourage employees to lead and manage team-based volunteer projects in their local communities during the month of September. New Jersey American Water employees, family members, retirees, business partners and suppliers are encouraged to participate, donating their time and expertise through and local community groups to make an impact while serving those in need.

This year’s AmerICANs in Action service events included:

  • Amico Island Park clean up, Riverside
  • Book Smiles book cleaning and sorting, Pennsauken
  • Community Foodbank of New Jersey packing and sorting, Hillside
  • Food Bank of South Jersey food drive, Pennsauken
  • Helping House school supply drive and distribution, Plainfield
  • Kids in Need Foundation school supply drive, Colts Neck
  • Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Get Ready Fest food and essential item drive and distribution event, Camden
  • Monmouth County SPCA, landscaping & grounds maintenance, Eatontown
  • Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center Mobile Food Pantry food drive and distribution event, Camden
  • Serpentine Creek clean up, Egg Harbor City
  • Wesley Lake and Sunset Lake clean up, Asbury Park
  • Wiggins Park clean up, Camden

“We believe when we invest in, give back to, and volunteer at our local nonprofit and community organizations, we are all stronger,” said Free. To learn more about community involvement at New Jersey American Water, visit

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people. For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Erin Banes

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