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Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Industry Event Proceeds to Benefit Bernice’s Place

Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Industry Event Proceeds to Benefit Bernice’s Place Credits: Courtesy of Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Industry

ELIZABETH, NJ –With the homeless population continuing to grow at an alarming rate, the Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Industry (TLD) is stepping up to do its part.

The organization is hosting its sixth annual breakfast on October 4, with proceeds going to Bernice’s Place, an after-school and summer program that helps get homeless and near- homeless children out of shelters and transitional housing and into a safe, supportive and enriching environment to learn and play.

Bernice’s Place, a program of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, is the only program in New Jersey dedicated to helping homeless kids.

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According to the ECHH, the TLD--who has been a supporter of its mission-- is an integral part of the Elizabeth community and a critical partner in minimizing homelessness. They are also generous supporters of ECHH programs and services, providing donations of goods and services.

The ECHH, was one of the first organizations to advocate on behalf of homeless people and youth in the state.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, over a half-million people were homeless on any given night in the United States, with 36,000 of these unaccompanied homeless youth and children.

In New Jersey, there are more than 8,000 homeless men, women, and children, with more than 550 being unaccompanied youth.

According to the ECHH, the event was created to honor local transportation, logistics and distribution businesses, which create local jobs and provide employees with fair and equitable wages.

John Nardi, President of New York Shipping Association, will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Newark Airport, 95 International Blvd., Elizabeth.

Tickets for this event are $75 and ad sponsorships are available.

To make an online sponsorship or ticket purchase by credit card, visit You can also contact Cristina Pinzon at 908-447-3964 or via email at for more information on this event or to become a sponsor.

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