Township of Washington, NJ (November 7, 2018) – Oritani Bank headquartered in Township of Washington donated $10,402 to Bergen County’s Habitat for Humanity by selling paper houses for $1 at all 26 branches. The bank raised $5,201 and the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation matched the total, which raised the total to $10,402 in overall donations.
The Fairview branch raised the most money for the cause totaling $1,272 and the Township of Washington branch collected $650. All funds were donated to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, where volunteers aid in providing affordable homes for hardworking, struggling families throughout Bergen County. The goal of Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County is to build or rehabilitate simple, decent houses and sell the homes to low-income families at cost, but with no interest added.
“All of our branches came together with our community to assist deserving families gain homeownership,” said Kevin J. Lynch, Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank and President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation. “Habitat for Humanity has built homes in our communities to ensure that struggling families can work with them on a place of their own. Oritani Bank is proud to support this wonderful organization that truly cares for families by creating stable living conditions,” he continued.
“We are grateful for our ongoing relationship with Oritani Bank since 1994,” said Jacey Raimondo, Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. “The donations from the house sale allow us to create affordable homes and help launch families into a promising cycle of possibilities. Every donation helps us help families achieve their dreams of homeownership.”
From the left, Jacey Raimondo, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, Oritani Bank Fairview Branch: Carol Orlowski, Teller, Elizabeth Mogavero, Teller, Thomas Legg, Manager, Josephine Kattoura, Teller, Arlene Mesonero-Rodriguez, Assistant Manager and Dawood Kardooni, Senior Teller
About Habitat For Humanity:
Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to provide decent, affordable homes for hardworking Bergen County families. We join in a common goal with other affiliates of this international organization to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by working in partnership with people in need. Using volunteer labor and donated funds and materials, Habitat builds or rehabilitates simple, decent, homes and sells them to low income families at cost but with no interest charged. Habitat is a people-to-people partnership, which joins all of us together regardless of race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status. For more information, visit https://www.habitatbergen.org/ or call (201) 457-1020.
About Oritani Bank:
Oritani Bank is a 107-year-old community bank with more than $4.12 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.