Township of Washington, NJ October 7, 2013 The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation today presented the North Hudson Community Action Foundation (NHCAF) with a $10,000 grant to assist the victims of a recent apartment fire in North Bergen. The devastating fire occurred on September 28th, destroying three connected apartment buildings that housed 60 families total, all of whom had to find alternate housing. As of October 7th, 22 families are still living in motels provided by the North Jersey Community Action Corp, which is supported by NHCAF. The Oritani grant will provide an extra 133 room nights for the families.
North Hudson Community Action does tremendous work on a day-to-day basis helping our struggling neighbors, said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. When we heard about this fire and the dire need, we knew we had to act right away to help.
We are so grateful because the Federal funds to assist victims with alternate housing lasted only five days and these people were still in shock after five days, said Joan Quigley, President & CEO, North Hudson Community Action Corp. It was unthinkable that these people would be out on the street, so Oritani's grant was a gift from heaven.
The North Hudson Community Action Foundation supports the North Hudson Community Action Corporation, a health and social service organization that has been a symbol of hope and stability in Hudson County, New Jersey for over 43 years.
The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation was founded in 2007. Its goal is 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 & human services, youth programs, and affordable housing.
Oritani Bank is a 102-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: www.oritani.com.