Township of Washington, N.J. (July 19, 2018) – Oritani Bank, headquartered in the Township of Washington, today announced that its charitable foundation will match monetary donations to the Union City Fire Victims’ Fund up to $10,000.
Oritani Bank Accepting Donations for Union City Fire Victims
Charitable foundation matching monetary donations up to $10,000
Township of Washington, N.J. (July 19, 2018) – Oritani Bank, headquartered in the Township of Washington, today announced that its charitable foundation will match monetary donations to the Union City Fire Victims’ Fund up to $10,000. The Fund has been set up by the City of Union City to assist the victims of the recent devastating fire in Union City. In addition, Oritani Bank branches in Union City will be accepting donations for the Fund. The incident took place on July 13th and claimed the lives of five children, including, Shamira Lopez, 4, her brothers - Jason Gonzalez, 2 Christian Josue Mendez, 7, and Jose Felipe Tejada, 13, as well as their cousin, Mayli Wood, 5. The donations will assist victims and families who have been affected by the fire leaving many without homes.
The five-alarm blaze broke out around 9 a.m. at 416 25th Street and 414 25th Street in Union City. Families have been displaced from their homes and are facing numerous difficulties during this dreadful time. Oritani Bank and the City are hoping to receive donations to assist the victims during their time of need.
“This horrifying tragedy has affected innocent children and families of our community and we feel that it is our duty to help them,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “We hope that donations will help these families return to their normal lives as soon as possible. Our thoughts are with the victims’ families at this heartbreaking time.”
Monetary donations can be delivered in person to:
Oritani Bank locations in Union City, NJ, including:
4200 Bergenline Avenue, 2001 Bergenline Avenue and 1020 Summit Avenue
OR directly mail/bring your monetary donations to:
Union City Fire Victims’ Fund
City of Union City
Office of Mayor Brian P. Stack
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
Check donations may be made payable to the Union City Fire Victims’ Fund
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 $8.5 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 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.