OritaniBank Charitable Foundation donates $46,000 to volunteer emergency responders

The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently donated approximately $46,000 in grants to volunteer fire departments and ambulance corps throughout various towns where Oritani Bank has branch offices, including the Township of Washington.

OritaniBank awarded two $10,000 grants to volunteer first responders in the Township of Washington. The first $10,000 grant went to the volunteer ambulance corps and the second was awarded to the town's volunteer fire department.

"We would like to thank all of these volunteers for the services that they provide to the residents of the Township of Washington," OritaniBank Charitable Foundation President and Oritani Bank President, CEO and Chairman Kevin J. Lynch said. "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."

The Township of Washington plans to use the funding to purchase much-needed supplies that can enhance the efficacy of the volunteer emergency response teams.

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

The charity also distributed grants totaling an additional $26,000 in funding to volunteer emergency response teams in Park Ridge, Emerson, Bergenfield, Hackensack, New Milford, Palisades Park, Fairview, Cliffside Park, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ramsey, Upper Montclair, Woodcliff Lake and Teaneck.