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Rebuilding Warriors Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

FAIR LAWN, NJ – August 8, 2019 – Rebuilding Warriors is the latest recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Columbia Bank Foundation through Columbia Bank’s “Employee Sponsored Giving Program.” Each month, the Bank’s employees nominate and vote on organizations to receive special donations. The most recent donation was presented to Rebuilding Warriors, whose mission is to provide highly trained and socialized service dogs for veterans. 

 “We are proud to support Rebuilding Warriors and their work to assist veterans in need,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “In addition, Team Columbia is thrilled to be given the opportunity to name our very own service dog.”

Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) Minoska Mateo, Acting Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation, Dave, a veteran himself, Jeff Mullins, Vice President of Operations, Donna Rivera, Branch Manager of Columbia Bank’s Woodbridge office, and Nancy Mullins, Marketing Director of Rebuilding Warriors. Also pictured are JJ and Zoey, two of Rebuilding Warriors’ service dogs.

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.