The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently announced that it has awarded two $10,000 grants to the Township of Washington first responders. A $10,000 grant was awarded to the volunteer fire department and another $10,000 grant was awarded to the volunteer ambulance corps. The grants were awarded as part of the Foundation’s annual “thank you” to volunteer emergency service providers.
Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation Grants $20,000 to Township of Washington First Responders
Township of Washington, NJ (May 9, 2017) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently announced that it has awarded two $10,000 grants to the Township of Washington first responders. A $10,000 grant was awarded to the volunteer fire department and another $10,000 grant was awarded to the volunteer ambulance corps. The grants were awarded as part of the Foundation’s annual “thank you” to volunteer emergency service providers.
“Each day, these responders put their lives on the line to protect the families in our community,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation fully supports them and all of the work that they do to keep us safe. This is the least we could do to say thank you,” he continued.
“We are very grateful for OritaniBank’s generous grant,” said Richard Miras, head of the Township of Washington Ambulance Corporation. “These funds will be used to purchase additional supplies needed to train our new members and save lives.”
“We are so grateful to Oritani Bank for their continued support and generous donation to the fire department,” said Michael Agnello, head of the Township of Washington Fire Department. “It is through these generous contributions that we are able to obtain equipment that is not covered through the municipal budget. Each year, these donations enable us to purchase additional essential gear that we otherwise would not have. We are incredibly thankful to Oritani Bank and their generosity.”
The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation also awarded an additional $36,000 in grants to volunteer fire department and ambulance corps in towns where Oritani Bank has branch-banking offices. These towns include: Bergenfield, Cliffside Park, Emerson, Fairview, Hackensack, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Milford, Palisades Park, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck, Woodcliff Lake, Westwood and Upper Montclair.
About OritaniBank Charitable Foundation:
Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $7 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.
About Oritani Bank:
Oritani Bank is a 105-year-old community bank with more than $3.8 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. The Bank has 26 branches throughout Bergen, Hudson, Passaic & Essex Counties. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, www.oritani.com.