OceanFirst Bank Continues 120-Year Tradition With CommunityFirst Day Oct. 6

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OceanFirst Bank continues a 120-year-old philanthropic tradition of helping its neighbors Thursday, Oct. 6, when it will close all of its branch locations at noon for CommunityFirst Day.

The company-wide initiative will involve more than 900 bank employees, known as WaveMakers, this year. 

They will volunteer over 3,600 hours on service projects that will help nonprofits who are focused on providing housing, alleviating food insecurity, supporting the military, protecting the environment, aiding our future generations, building inclusive communities, and fostering economic empowerment throughout the Bank’s footprint.

“CommunityFirst Day is a great opportunity for our employees to come together and demonstrate to our communities just how important they are to us and how important OceanFirst can be in helping those in need in the communities we serve,” said Christopher D. Maher, Chairman & CEO of OceanFirst Bank.

Service projects are organized in partnership with the OceanFirst Foundation.

About the Foundation

The mission of the OceanFirst Foundation is to empower nonprofits to think bigger, solve more problems and make life better in the neighborhoods served by OceanFirst Bank.

The Foundation partners with local community organizations and schools, providing resources and expertise to put great ideas into action.

It supports nonprofit medical facilities and related services that provide essential care, especially for vulnerable populations and the underserved.

The OceanFirst Foundaton also supports programs to create and sustain affordable housing, including emergency shelters, transitional housing and the prevention of homelessness.

It offers scholarships for higher education, youth work skills development and mentoring.

The Foundation also supports food banks, senor services, behavioral health counseling, arts and cultural programs and programs that preserve and protect the environment.

About OceanFirst Bank N.A.

OceanFirst Bank N.A., was founded in 1902. The  $12.4 billion regional bank provides financial services throughout New Jersey and in the major metropolitan markets of Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Boston.

OceanFirst Bank delivers commercial and residential financing solutions, trust and asset management and deposit services and is one of the largest and oldest community-based financial institutions headquartered in New Jersey.

Find out more about OceanFirst Bank.

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