Grant from Investors Foundation

The Verona Rescue Squad recently received a grant from Investors Foundation to purchase 6 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s)

The Verona Rescue Squad recently received a $4,800 grant from Investors Foundation at Investors Bank, in Verona. The grant will help further the Verona Rescue Squad’s mission of providing emergency medical services free of charge to those who require our services. Verona Rescue Squad Chief Ricky Tempesta stated ”this grant will allow us to replace four aging AED’s as well as outfitting our bicycle team with two  AED’s. In the event of a cardiac arrest it is important to have an AED readily available to provide early defibrillation to the victim”.

The Verona Rescue Squad is a total volunteer organization that provides emergency medical services to the Township of Verona and surrounding communities when requested to provide mutual aid. The organization is staffed by over 120 volunteers and responded to over 1700 calls for assistance in 2019. The squad never charges for their services and survives on donations.  Grants such as the one from the Investors Foundation allow us to purchase equipment that we may not be able to afford in our yearly budget.

About Investors Bank

 Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About the Investors Foundation

 Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its neighbors and communities across the bank’s footprint. For more information, please visit

Author: Thomas Jung