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Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Funds Purchase of Equipment for Tri Boro First Aid Squad

Tri Boro First Aid

Support Purchases Chest Compression Equipment 

FAIR LAWN, NJ – July 12, 2019 The Tri Boro First Aid Squad has received a $15,830 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to purchase a new Lucas Chest Compression System, specialized equipment that performs long-term, uninterrupted CPR.

“We are proud to assist the Tri Boro First Aid Squad and their commitment to saving lives,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “This new equipment will perform CPR, while freeing up members to concentrate on other vital lifesaving tasks.”

Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) William Stanton, Branch Manager of the bank’s local Kinnelon office, and Wayne Hammaker, First Aid Squad President.

The Columbia Bank Foundation was created to serve the needs of local communities, and provide grants and contributions to organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Columbia Bank Foundation actively seeks to provide support in six major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, health and human services, food pantries, and the arts. Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.