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OCEAN CITY HOME BANK AND OPERATION FIRST RESPONSE HOST 2ND ANNUAL WALK FOR THE WOUNDED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tricia Ciliberto - Ocean City Home Bank
(800) 771-7990; ext. 1106, tciliberto@ochome.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2

Ocean City, NJ — June 29, 2010 — On Saturday, October 2, Ocean City Home Bank and Operation First Response, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to wounded soldiers and their families, present Walk for the Wounded on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Registration for the Walk takes place at the Ocean City Music Pier at 10:00 a.m., and the three—mile Walk begins at 11:30 a.m.

"Last year's Walk had two goals: drawing attention to the plight of returning soldiers and their families, and raising ftmds to help meet the critical needs of these families," said Steven Brady, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean City Home Bar1k. "We were successful on both counts. In addition to raising more than $31,000 for this worthwhile cause, we generated a great deal of positive publicity in Ocean City, and throughout the Jersey Shore and Tri-state area."

Walk for the Wounded raises ftmds 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.

"Last year, area businesses realized that the Walk represented an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable exposure while supporting our nation's heroes. As a result, event sponsorships and prime advertising space in the dedication booklet sold very quickly," said Steve. "To obtain their preferred sponsorship level or ad booklet location, and to maximize their exposure in the event's marketing materials, we encourage area businesses to pledge their support for Walk for the Wounded now.”

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 l-800-771-7990, extension 1106, or visit www.ochome.com.

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