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Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Helps Middlesex Recreation Council 

Grant Helps to Build New Health Facility for Kiddie Keep Well Camp 

FAIR LAWN, NJ – October 9, 2018 – The Columbia Bank Foundation has provided the Middlesex Recreation Council, Inc. with a $30,000 grant to assist in the construction of a new medical center at their Kiddie Keep Well Camp in Edison. The camp’s main mission is to promote health and wellness to under-resourced communities within Middlesex County.

 “The camp’s current health center was built before the 1950’s and is experiencing serious structural issues,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “When the new health center is completed in 2019, each camper will continue to receive medical and dental screenings to encourage good health practices in a brand new facility.”

Shown at special check presentation are Tom Tighe, Board President and Chairman, Amy Dupuis, Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation, Cindy Robertson, Executive Director Middlesex Recreation Council’s Kiddie Keep Well Camp and Sarah Cruz, a camp staff member.

As one of the largest private foundations in New Jersey, 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 seven major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, health and human services, community sponsored events, food pantries, and the arts. Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.