Provident Bancorp Awards $5,000 Donation To Ramapo Valley Ambulance for New Ambulance

Author: Provident Bancorp

MONTEBELLO, N.Y., -- Provident Bancorp, MHC has contributed $5,000 toward the purchase of a new ambulance for the Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corps, which has mounted an ambitious campaign to secure the funds necessary to buy another vehicle.

"The Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corps provides critical services to thousands of people and we are delighted to contribute to its fundraising drive to buy a new ambulance," said George Strayton, the President and CEO of Provident Bancorp, MHC. "Provident Bancorp, MHC prides itself on supporting Rockland County's non-profit organizations and our volunteer ambulance corps are among the community's most vital groups."

Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corps was established in 1948 and currently serves more than 13,000 households in Suffern, Airmont, Tallman, Hillburn and Monsey. Using exclusively volunteers, the organization responds to over 2,400 emergency calls a year and operates 24 hours a day.

The new ambulance will join an existing fleet of three. "We are ecstatic to receive such a generous contribution from Provident Bancorp, MHC," said Lorraine Matrone, the president of the Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corp. "Our new ambulance will allow us to better serve our community."

Provident Bancorp, MHC is the majority owner of Provident Bancorp, Inc., which is the parent company of Provident Bank. Headquartered in Montebello, N.Y., Provident Bank is a full-service bank with 18 branches in Rockland and Orange counties. It offers a complete line of commercial and retail services and has the only Trust Department headquartered in Rockland County. A community bank, Provident combines the latest technology -- including Internet-based cash management services and Internet banking -- with a team approach that enables Provident to be highly responsive to client needs.