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Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation Awards
Valley Home Care a $10,000 Donation

Ridgewood, New Jersey, July 5, 2017 – For the tenth consecutive year, the Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation of the Township of Washington donated $10,000 to Valley Home Care in support of the Butterflies Program This program provides comprehensive home care services that focus on comfort and relief of suffering for the child and support for their parents, siblings and extended family members. 

Specifically, the Butterflies Program seeks to enhance the quality of life for the child throughout his or her illness, establish a collaborative link between all persons providing care to the child, facilitate pain control and symptom management, provide home-based care wherever possible, and evaluate services and implement measures, as needed, to maximize program effectiveness.  The professional services range from nursing visits, physician consultations to clinical social worker for support and resources, rehabilitation therapists, and home health aides.

“Thanks to this generous donation from Oritani Bank, Valley Home Care staff is able to help so many more people who are dealing with life limiting diagnosis” states Rose Marie Ranuro, RN, MSN, the Director of Clinical Services within Valley Home Care.  “The service being provided through the Butterflies program makes a lasting impact on every aspect of our patient’s life because it enhances their overall quality of life.”

Over the past 16 years, many children in the Butterflies Program have been diagnosed with cancer, including brain, bone, ovarian, soft tissue tumors and leukemia. With about the same frequency as cancer diagnoses, care has been provided to children with progressive neurological diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, and leukodystrophy. In addition, children with diagnoses of chromosomal disorders, cardiac disease, heart failure, and renal failure have been involved in the program.


About Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation:

Oritani Bank established the Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $7.5 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.

About Oritani Bank:

Oritani Bank is a 103-year-old community bank with more than $3 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, www.oritani.com.


Photo: Valley Hospital Foundation Trustee Danielle Gaglioti, Rose Marie Ranuro, RN, MSN, the Director of Clinical Services within Valley Home Care, Kevin J. Lynch, President of the Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank,  and Sandy Carapezza, Director of Development at the Valley Hospital Foundation.