CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – West Virginia American Water announced today 12 recipients of thecompany’s second annual Inclusion, Diversity and EquityGrant Program. The company will invest $15,000 in organizations seeking to develop and implement programs, training and community-related projects that promote and foster inclusion, diversity and equity in communities across West Virginia.
“Investing in organizations that are developing inclusion, diversity and equity-related initiatives is a key component of our community engagement strategy,” said Bradley Harris, senior external affairs specialist at West Virginia American Water and American Water inclusion, diversity and equity executive council member. “Through this grant program, West Virginia American Water shows its continued commitment to helping create inclusive and welcoming communities across the Mountain State.”
West Virginia American Water’s community investment committee reviewed 23 grant applications for programs, events and initiatives across the state. Twelve organizations were selected to receive $15,000 in funding. Awardees include:
“The grant from West Virginia American Water will allow us to provide Black and minority youth with care packages that reflect their image and culture and encourage positive self-worth,” said Rachel Kinder, FrameWorks Director for Mission West Virginia. “We are so pleased to have the opportunity to build self-confidence and affirm the worth of youth who are experiencing foster care with items selected specifically for them.”