California Water Service donates $14,000 to support needy families during the holidays

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VISALIA — This Thanksgiving and holiday season, California Water Service (Cal Water) in Visalia partnered with charitable organizations to help support needy families through monetary donations to local non-profits.

Through its Operation Gobble program, Cal Water donated a total of $12,500 to the Bethlehem Center and the Visalia Emergency Aid Council. The utility also donated $1,500 to help supply deployed National Guard Armory family members with Thanksgiving dinners.

“We work hard to be a good neighbor and provide donations throughout the year, but Operation Gobble provides us with a chance to assist families that are struggling during the holiday season,” said District Manager Tammy Kelly. “By partnering with local organizations, we can more effectively reach and impact those who need assistance in our communities.”

According to Kelly, Operation Gobble donations come from the utility’s philanthropic giving program, not from water rates.

Cal Water serves about 43,100 service connections in Visalia and about 2 million people through 480,300 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1926. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com

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