Township of Washington, NJ (March 12, 2014) – Oritani Bank, headquartered in the Township of Washington, held its annual “Habitat House Sale” which generated more than $1,800 in donations that were donated to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County. Each bank branch sold paper houses in order to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County’s Sandy Restoration Program for Moonachie and Little Ferry.
“As a community bank, it was heartbreaking to see our neighbors struggle through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,” said Kevin J. Lynch, president of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and chairman, president and CEO of Oritani Bank. “Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County has been doing an incredible job of helping those impacted by Sandy. We are pleased to have been able to contribute to an organization doing so much for our community.”
The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation matched the $1,836 raised by each branch. A total of $3,670 was presented to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County.
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 $4 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 103-year-old community bank with over $2.8 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. 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.
About Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County:
The goal of Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County is 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 for Humanity of Bergen County builds or rehabilitates houses and sells them to low-income families at cost, but with no interest added. Habitat Bergen is a people-to-people partnership, which joins all of us together regardless of race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status. That partnership begins with the homeowner families (partner families). Habitat Bergen is not a giveaway program, but a joint venture in which those who benefit from the housing ministry are involved in the work at various levels. They help with the construction of their own home, as well as the houses of their neighbors. For more information, please visit www.habitatbergen.org.
PHOTOGRAPHED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Carmela Pascarella, Branch Manager of Oritani Bank in the Township of Washington, Kevin Lynch, president of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and chairman, president and CEO of Oritani Bank and Jacey Raimondo, executive director of Habitat of Bergen