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Columbia Bank Foundation Supports Maple Shade First Aid Squad


First Responders Get New Stryker Performance Power Stretchers

FAIR LAWN, NJ – August 20, 2019 The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $37,960 grant to the Maple Shade First Aid Squad as part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area. The grant was used to purchase two new power stretchers that will provide updated equipment, reduce physical strain on EMTs, and allow patients to be moved more safely.

“With increasing calls, emergency equipment begins to show signs of wear and tear,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “We are proud to support the Maple Shade First Aid Squad with their new stretchers.”

Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) Bruce Stanton, EMT, Minoska Mateo, Acting Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation, Robert Tobin, Jr., Chief, Mary Anne Constantine, Branch Manager of Columbia Bank’s Maple Shade office and Michael Forgash, EMT.

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