City of Gardena joins GSWC for Operation Gobble

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The City of Gardena Recreation, Human Services, Parks and Facilities Department  joined Golden State Water Company’s Operation Gobble event to distribute more than 60 turkeys during the Thanksgiving holiday season to community based charities that serve individuals and families in need.

The City of Gardena Recreation, Human Services, Parks and Facilities Department  joined Golden State Water Company’s Operation Gobble event to distribute more than 60 turkeys during the Thanksgiving holiday season to community based charities that serve individuals and families in need.

“I am pleased to be a part of this important philanthropic partnership between Golden State Water and our community,” said Evette Benjamin, administrative aide.  “Thanksgiving is not just a time to give thanks for what we have. It is a time to take advantage of the opportunity to give to others.”

“We are proud of the impact the Operation Gobble program has had in our community, and we are excited to continue the tradition this Thanksgiving,” said Ronald Moore, a GSWC senior regulatory analyst and Operation Gobble project leader. “A percentage of our state’s residents will go without a meal this Thanksgiving. We hope to provide for those in need and raise awareness of the issue of hunger across California.”

Local charities that received turkeys this year through Operation Gobble include Helping Hands and Senior Citizen to name a few.  It is expected that more than 60 families will benefit from the turkeys distributed today.

Golden State Water employees will deliver turkey donations throughout the month of November to non-profit organizations that provide assistance to individuals and families with limited resources. The company works in partnership with legislators to select non-profit organizations recipients that serve those in need in its service areas.

Operation Gobble, a non-denominational and non-partisan effort, has been a Golden State Water tradition since 1990. During the 24-year tradition, the private water provider has distributed more than 200,000 Thanksgiving turkeys to families in need throughout the 75 communities and 10 counties it serves statewide.

American States Water Company is the parent of Golden State Water Company and American States Utility Services, Inc. Through its utility subsidiary, Golden State Water Company, AWR provides water service to approximately one out of every 36 Californians located within 75 communities throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and Southern California (approximately 255,000 customers). 

The Company also distributes electricity to over 23, 000 customers in the Big Bear recreational area of California. Through its contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc., the Company provides operations, maintenance and construction management services for water and wastewater systems located on military bases throughout the country.

City of Gardena joins GSWC for Operation Gobble