Northern Ocean Habitat Receives $10,000 Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

TOMS RIVER, N.J. –  Representatives of The Provident Bank Foundation and of Provident Bank presented a grant from The Provident Bank Foundation in the amount of $10,000 to Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity.  This grant will go towards  Northern Ocean Habitat’s Brush with Kindness home preservation repair program focusing on interior and exterior repairs for low-income homeowners, seniors, disabled and veterans. This repair program helps individuals reclaim their dignity by providing home repairs that enable a homeowner to live in a healthy, safe home.

The Provident Bank Foundation presents a $10,000 grant to Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity. Pictured L to R: Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation; Suzan Fichtner, Executive Director of Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity; and Mark Gueci, SVP/Team Leader/Commercial Lending, Provident Bank.

About Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that brings people together to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in northern Ocean County. To date, the Northern Ocean County affiliate has completed 18 new affordable homes, 60 Hurricane Sandy critical home repairs and over 157 home repairs. Northern Ocean Habitat also operates the ReStore, a furniture and home goods store at 1214 Route 37 East, Toms River. For more information and to find out how to get involved, ‘like’ Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity on Facebook, visit the website at or call 732-228-7962.

About The Provident Bank Foundation

The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $22 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information about The Provident Bank Foundation, visit  or call (862) 260-3990.