Township of Washington, N.J. (June 29, 2016) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently awarded $100,000 to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Fair Lawn, NJ. Its current mission is to improve the morale of troops and their families through an all-volunteer organization.
The grant will specifically benefit Operation Combat Care and Troop Morale, projects dedicated to helping wounded veterans and bring comfort to troops overseas. The grant has also helped Adopt-A-Soldier Platoon purchase and send mobile exercise gear to a dozen deployed Special Forces units and helped provide wounded veterans with gift cards at a Wounded Veterans Super Bowl Party.
“We feel that it is necessary to offer our support to the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to protect our freedom,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “Our grant allows Oritani Bank to bring comfort to our country’s troops and retired veterans. We are happy to offer our support to Adopt-A-Soldier because of the large impact this organization has made in the lives of those who serve our country,” he continued.
“We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of OritaniBank Charitable Foundation,” said Alan Krutchkoff, President of Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon. “Their magnanimous generosity is making it possible for us to support our units downrange in harm’s way; and help our wounded veterans at home. The exercise equipment and gift cards given to our veterans will make their lives just a little bit better.”
Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon aims to improve morale of the troops and takes care of wounded heroes after their transition to civilian life.
About Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon
Since April 2003, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon (AaSP) has been supporting our Troops overseas and at home. An all-volunteer, 501 ( c)( 3) non-profit, AaSP is a three-spoke charity: sending care packages to our Troops in harm’s way; providing Morale Welfare Recreation (MWR) military appreciation events; and taking care of America’s Wounded Veterans through its Operation Wounded Care. Its revenue to program ratio has always been in the 95 cent range and when it comes to the Wounded Veterans, it is always 100%. No one takes any salaries and no one gets any special privileges. AaSP is approved by the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #66968) and a member of the SAVE Alliance, whose overarching mission is suicide prevention. www.adoptasoldierplatoon.org
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 $6.8 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 26 branches and more than $3.5 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, oritanibank.com.
Photographed from left to right: Alan Krutchkoff, President of Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon and Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank