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The American Water Charitable Foundation has provided a bit of holiday cheer to the Princeton Rescue Squad in the form of a $4,000 community safety grant, which the organization will use to buy needed safety equipment.

"The Princeton Rescue Squad has done an excellent job providing ambulance and specialized rescue services in Mercer County for decades," said West Virginia American Water President Jeff McIntyre. "Through this grant, we wish to recognize them for their work and assist them in enhancing the overall safety of our community."

Princeton Rescue Squad CEO Stacey Hicks says the grant money will be used to purchase either a bariatric lifting chair or a portable oxygen cylinder lift.

"These pieces of equipment will greatly assist squad members in performing their duties with the least risk of injury," said Hicks. "We are grateful to American Water for providing this funding, which will allow us to continue serving the people of Mercer County with basic and advanced ambulance and rescue services 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Established in 2010, the American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate American Water's ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where the company and its employees live, work and operate. The Foundation also helps support American Water
employee-identified nonprofit endeavors.

West Virginia American Water, a subsidiary of American Water is the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 550,000 people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater
utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.westvirginiaamwater.com.