Thanks to the generous contributions of company shareholders, local nonprofits in California Water Service Company’s (Cal Water) service areas celebrated Christmas early this past December. The company’s continuing commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves was brought to light when employees at several district offices presented donations ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to a variety of nonprofits, just in time for Christmas.
Cal Water’s districts that participated in this year-end effort included Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Kern River Valley, Redwood Valley-Lucerne, Marysville, Oroville, Selma, Visalia and Willows.
Nonprofits receiving the funds were selected by the local districts and included Boys & Girls Clubs, the Bakersfield Police Activities League, YMCAs, the Leona Valley Improvement Association, Oroville Rescue Mission, the Hope Center, the City Of Willows Swim Pool, the First Southern Baptist Church of Willows Food Bank, Glenn County Health Services, the Willows Area Chamber of Commerce, Kern River Valley Revitalization, North Coast Opportunities and West County Community Services in Lucerne, the Visalia Rescue Mission and Community Services & Employment Training, the City of Marysville’s Bounce Back Initiative, Blue Star Mothers of America, Butchie’s Pool, Hands of Hope and Selma Cares.
According to Cal Water, “It is important to us to be a good corporate citizen and support organizations that make this a better place to live. Our shareholders know that this means investing in worthwhile organizations like these.”