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Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness

Mercer Alliance Honors Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. and Her Commitment to Ending Homelessness in Mercer County!

The Board of Directors of The Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness extends our deepest appreciation and thanks to Michele Siekerka for her dedication and leadership in seeking to end homelessness.

Thank you for donating in concert with Michele to support ending homelessness

Event Sponsors: Roma Bank and AAA Mid-Atlantic

Supporters: Fox Rothschild. LLP; Advancing Opportunities; Moderate Income Management Co., Inc.; St. Francis Medical Center; EMET Realty Inc; Greater Trenton Behavioral HealthCare; Capital Health; Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton; Tyco International; Lynn Blessing McDougall, Esq.; Taft and Partners; Kingsbury Twin Towers; United Way of Greater Mercer County; Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce; Progressive Center; Spiezle Group; Ewing Coleman Auto Group; Mercer County Community College; Rubiano Properties, LLC.; PNC Bank

Host Committee: Chair: Sen. Peter A. Inverso, Roma Bank, Jackie Alberts, Mercer Alliance; Sandra Baumann, Tyco Intl.; Christy Stephenson, St. Francis Medical Center; Eileen J. Kennedy, The Kennedy Factor; Jeff Perlman, Borden Perlman Co.; Liz Tindall, Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce; Michael A. Cano, Cano Wealth Strategies; Sherise Ritter, Mercadien PC CPA’s; Tim Losch, The Bank.


The difference between home and homeless in N.J.

The difference between home and homeless in N.J
By Frank Cirillo and Herb Levine


Volunteers and Give-away Items are needed for Project Homeless Connect – Summer – Thursday, July 7, 2011

On Thursday, July 7, the Trenton/Mercer Continuum of Care (CoC) will conduct a one-day event called Project Homeless Connect. We are seeking volunteers to help set-up, to serve food, pass out items, and act as guides and survey takers. We are seeking donations of new socks, sneakers, boots and personal care items.

CLOTHING/SNEAKERS - From June 24 to June 30 - (9am to 4pm) – Mercer Alliance will accept donations of jeans, shorts, T-shirts, baseball caps, sneakers or work boots only. Most of the clients are male and all sizes of pant sizes 28 to 56, Small to 4 x shirts and larger men shoes sizes are needed.

Other items that are being collected: Thin Beach Towels, gym or other bags that close, Water Bottles, Flashlights/batteries, Reading Glasses; Personal Care kits: Toothbrushes, Razors, Brushes, Deodorant, Chap sticks, Tissues packets, Sun screen, Skin-So-Soft; Spray bottles with fans, Handi-wipes or personal hygiene wipes, and Personal first aid kits.

Volunteer training is scheduled for the following dates: 2 Training Sessions to choose from

Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ Noon
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 6:30pm at the Rescue Mission.

PLEASE Sign UP to attend. jrosado@merceralliance.org.

To volunteer or donate please contact: Tarry Truitt, ttruitt@merceralliance.org or at (609) 844-1008.


Help for Foreclosure

Mercer Alliance is spreading the word about the help for individuals experiencing foreclosure. They will work for the client and not the lender. Call 1-888-995-HOPE to get connect to HUD Certified local agencies.


Donate Money for ID campaign

Mercer Alliance is raising money to help all people experiencing homelessness to get a photo ID. Experts estimate that the cost to obtain proper photo ID for an individual is between $50 and $100. The homeless person often never had these important documents or has lost them. A photo ID is needed to enter Federal buildings, ride the railroads and to apply for many benefits and services.


For More Information

Please Contact: Tarry Truitt, Communications and Project Manager, ttruitt@merceralliance.org or 609-844-1008.



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