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OCEAN CITY HOME BANK AND OPERATION FIRST RESPONSE

REACH MILESTONE WITH 5TH ANNUAL WALK FOR THE WOUNDED

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

 

 

Ocean City, NJ – June 27, 2013 – Four years have passed since Ocean City Home Bank President Steve Brady offered to organize a Walk for the Wounded on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey.  The first Walk took place in the fall of 2009, and it has been held each year thereafter, raising more than $200,000 for Operation First Response, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to injured soldiers and their families.

 

On Saturday, September 28, Ocean City Home Bank and Operation First Response will present the 5th Annual Walk for the Wounded.  Registration for the Walk takes place at the Ocean City Music Pier at 8:30 a.m., and the three-mile Walk on the Boardwalk begins at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

“I can still remember the feeling I had when I saw my friend, Phil Martelli on television, talking about the incredible work of the dedicated volunteers at Operation First Response.”  Martelli, Head Coach of the Saint Josephs Hawks men’s basketball team, was making a television appearance to promote a Walk for the Wounded in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. “When I heard Phil describe the problems and challenges faced by the brave men and women who are protecting us, I knew I had to do my part to contribute to this important cause, and I knew that I could find support for the event in Ocean City.” 

 

Walk organizers expect the 5th Annual Walk for the Wounded to be even larger and more successful than past events.  “Not only have we already received sponsorship commitments from many of our previous sponsors,” Brady explains, “but we’ve also heard from some new organizations that are eager to become involved in this milestone year.”

 

Ocean City firefighters have once again pledged their support to the event, planning to sell stickers and t-shirts to raise money for the Walk.  In addition, Mainland Regional High School’s “Support Our Troops” club has recently learned about Operation First Response and has set a fundraising goal of $10,000. 

 

Walk for the Wounded raises funds for Operation First Response through pledges solicited by individual walkers and teams of walkers, as well as event sponsorships and fees for advertisements in the event’s dedication booklet.  All proceeds from Walk for the Wounded will benefit Operation First Response, a national 501 C(3) nonprofit organization.  Of every dollar raised for Operation First Response, 90 cents is donated to wounded soldiers and their families in times of crisis.

 

To learn more about Walk for the Wounded sponsorships, advertising opportunities, or registration, please contact Tricia Ciliberto, Vice President of Marketing for Ocean City Home Bank, at 1-800-771-7990, extension 1106, or visit www.ochome.com.

 

 

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