Local Environmental Group Included in Amazon’s $9 Million Grants to Community Organizations, Enables Additional River Protection
Washington, D.C. – November 16 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) was among local community groups which are the beneficiaries of gifts and grants from Amazon, PRKN president Nancy Stoner announced today. “We thank Amazon for its support and for its recognition of the work we are doing to make the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers healthier and more accessible to underserved and under-resourced communities in our watershed,” said Stoner.
The PRKN gift of $25,000 was part of a larger package of $9 million from Amazon to a wide variety of local nonprofits focused on health care issues, racial justice causes, and legal services, which demonstrates Amazon’s commitment to benevolence, community care, and equity.
Stoner continued, “Although 2020 was challenging for us, we were still able to expand our services locally and across our region. Amazon’s generosity will help us to achieve our goals for making the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers cleaner, safer, and more accessible to everyone in the watershed. We are so grateful to our new neighbor, Amazon.”