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Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation Grants $20,000 to Township of Washington First Responders

Posted on 1/29/2014 by

Township of Washington, NJ (January 29, 2014) – 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.

“These funds will be used to purchase a new thermal imaging camera to be used at fires to locate trapped victims and firefighters,” said the Township of Washington Volunteer Fire Chief Jamie Powell. “This grant will help us save lives.”

“These funds will help to provide additional training to volunteers and purchase additional needed supplies,” said the Washington Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps Captain Richard Miras.

“We would like to thank all of these volunteers for the services that they provide to the residents of the Township of Washington,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “Each day they give of themselves and put their lives on the line to protect our families and community. The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation would like them to know that they have our full support for the heroic work that they do,” he continued.

The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation also awarded an additional $26,000 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 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 $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.

Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps Receive Needed Funds

PHOTOGRAPHED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Fire Dept: Jeff Siconolfi, President; Kevin Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President, and CEO of Oritani Bank; Chief Jamie Powell; Michael Varone, Treasurer

 

Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps Receive Needed Funds

PHOTOGRAPHED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ambulance Corps:Captain Richard Miras; Kevin Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President, and CEO of Oritani Bank; Brian Doherty, President

 

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