The Camden-based American Water Charitable Foundation recently said it made a $15,000 donation through the One Water Street Grant Program to the Ronald McDonald House Southern New Jersey. Funding will support refurnishing RMHSJ’s Family Room, a “home-away-from-home” for families whose children require life-saving treatments for critical illnesses and traumatic injuries.
“We are so grateful for the incredible generosity of the American Water Charitable Foundation. This grant will provide cozy comfort for all of our families in our shared Family Room. This investment helps us support children and families experiencing tremendously difficult medical journeys while they stay with us far from home,” Tracey Sharpe, interim director/grants and major gifts officer, RMHSNJ, said.
RMHSNJ is focused on providing hope, help and home for families of seriously ill children. The RMHSNJ Family Room provides a place for families to rest and recharge away from the medical environment during their child’s medical journey.
“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to partner with Camden-based Ronald McDonald House Southern New Jersey, to support their ongoing efforts in providing families a comfortable temporary residence while their children receive medical care,” Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation, said. “Since American Water’s move to Camden, the foundation continues its strategic efforts to grow its partnerships with community organizations in this great city.”