DETROIT – Employees of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) held a Thanksgiving holiday food drive in an effort to raise donations for Cass Community Social Services, a Detroit-based agency working across the city providing programs for food, health, housing and jobs. Employee volunteers at DWSD and GLWA packed nearly 100 bags of food items for distribution to the agency in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. This is the first collaboration of its kind between DWSD and GLWA employees since GLWA began operations on January 1, 2016.
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In a joint statement, GLWA CEO Sue McCormick and DWSD Director Gary Brown expressed appreciation for the efforts of their employees.
“Our employees recognize the importance of giving-back to the community. Together, they saw an opportunity to work side-by-side to ensure that families in need will have food on the table this Thanksgiving. We are very pleased at the generosity and outpouring of food and monetary donations that were provided as a result of employees’ efforts. We hope the upcoming holiday will be a little brighter for families in need.”
The donated food items along with a check for $630 will be delivered to Cass Community Social Services on Tuesday, November 22.
About the Detroit Water and Sewerage DepartmentThe Detroit Water and Sewerage Department serves 200,000 residential and commercial customer accounts, nearly 700,000 individuals. DWSD’s water network consists of more than 2,700 miles of transmission and distribution mains and nearly 3,000 miles of sewer collection piping.
To learn more about the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department or to request water services, make payments, or report water problems, call DWSD Customer Care at 313-964-9300 or contact us at: www.detroitmi.gov/dwsd.
About the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA)
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is the provider of choice for water and wastewater services to 127 municipalities in seven Southeastern Michigan counties. With the Great Lakes as source water, GLWA is uniquely positioned to provide its customers water of unquestionable quality. GLWA has capacity to extend its service to other Southeastern Michigan communities. The authority offers a Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) to assist low-income residential customers throughout the system. The GLWA board includes one representative each from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties as well as two representatives from the City of Detroit, and one appointed by the governor of Michigan to represent customer communities outside the tri-county area.