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On Friday, June 26th interns from The Provident Bank spent the day volunteering at the NJ Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park in Edison talking with residents, serving them coffee, and playing games with them.
Provident Bank coordinated the effort to afford the interns an opportunity to enhance their summer internship experience by giving back to the community.
“The veterans that I had the pleasure of sitting with were so excited to talk to the interns, and some of them even used to work in banking, too,” said Samantha Chesney, intern at Provident Bank. “It was really nice to hear stories and advice from the veterans, and their positive attitudes were inspiring.”
Another intern, Yunrui Li, shared, “Being probably the only intern who is not a U.S. citizen, my first time playing bingo was with these veterans. It was meaningful and fun! Thank you for arranging this, and I would love to participate in future volunteer events if given the opportunity.”
Provident Bank also donated 75 windbreaker jackets and 100 t-shirts to the residents of the memorial home.
About The Provident Bank
The Provident Bank, (www.providentnj.com) an FDIC member community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $8.5 billion as of March 31, 2015. With $5.8 billion in deposits, The Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.