ORADELL, NJ – Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 – The Oradell Fire Department was awarded a $1,000 grant on October 29th by Wells Fargo to support the organization’s mission of firefighter training.
A 100% volunteer department, the Oradell Fire Department is comprised of nearly 60 men and woman serving the suburban New Jersey town, which is home to more than 8,000 residents. The department relies on both internal and external funding such as donations and grants to maintain the safety of themselves and others.
“We are truly grateful for Wells Fargo’s support. With this Community Connections grant award, we hope to continue our commitment of providing superior training opportunities for our firefighters said Jon DeStefano, Treasurer of the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department.
The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice.
Wells Fargo’s Northern New Jersey region branches distributed a total of $139,000 in grants to support nonprofit groups – $1,000 for a nonprofit identified by each store manager.
“This breakfast offers us with the unique opportunity to show our sincere appreciation and celebrate the heroes in our communities,” said Fred Bertoldo, Wells Fargo’s Northern New Jersey region president. “The Oradell Fire Department was entirely chosen by our local branch team members, who witness and experience first-hand the positive and lasting impact the organization has made in their neighborhood where many of them and our customers live and work.”
The Community Connections program offers Wells Fargo store managers the opportunity to provide additional grants to local nonprofits of their choice in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. A total of $139,000 in Community Connections grants were awarded to non-profit groups at the October 29 breakfast event in Northern New Jersey.
About The Oradell Fire Department:
The Oradell Fire Department responds to approximately 400 calls a year including structure files, fire alarms, vehicle accidents, water rescue incidents, and public service requests, day or night. The Department has had the responsibility of developing a master plan for fire protection, fire suppression, fire safety education, and fire prevention for the entire community of businesses and residents. The department was established in 1897.
About Wells Fargo
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