The Kearny Bank Foundation announced on Tuesday it will donate $200,000 to eight various health care organizations to help them in the struggle against the coronavirus outbreak.
“Kearny Bank’s generous grant will support St. Joseph’s Health in the fight against COVID-19 by enabling us to make key investments, like increasing the capacity of our lab to conduct rapid patient testing,” Robert Budelman, chief development officer and vice president, St. Joseph’s Health Foundation, said. “Amid this time of uncertainty, Kearny Bank demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the community by immediately stepping up and donating funds to those on the front lines. On behalf of St. Joseph’s healthcare heroes, we thank Kearny Bank for this tremendous contribution.”
Here’s a breakdown of the donations and what critical care institutions or charities they are going toward:
- $50,000 to St. Joseph’s Health Foundation in Paterson to benefit the system’s COVID-19 Response Fund;
- $50,000 to Chilton Medical Center Foundation in Pompton Plain to benefit the hospital;
- $40,000 to AtlantiCare Foundation in Atlantic City to benefit the medical center;
- $15,000 to the Center for Food Action in Englewood to benefit the nonprofit food rescue pantry;
- $10,000 to Eva’s Village in Paterson to benefit the food pantry;
- $10,000 to Oasis in Paterson to benefit women’s educational/career center and domestic violence shelter;
- $10,000 to Urban League of Essex County in Newark to benefit a career and resource center for disadvantaged community members;
- $5,400 to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Foundation in Lakewood to benefit a pavilion tent serving as triage center for COVID-19 patients.
“Throughout New Jersey and across our country, we’re in the midst of a uniquely challenging situation. Kearny Bank has always been committed to supporting the communities in which we conduct business, so this particular slate of donations is the obvious thing for us to do. Our home state’s healthcare professionals have been battling this outbreak for weeks, and we’re doing what we can to bolster their efforts. Every one of us has a stake in this fight,” Kearny Bank CEO and President Craig Montanaro said.