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3 charities to benefit from Christie inauguration

12-20-13

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie’s inauguration committee has selected three charities to receive money raised through his second inauguration.

Donors gave $450,000 to charities at Christie’s first inauguration in 2010.

The Republican’s 2014 party will be held next month on Ellis Island. A nonprofit fundraising group for the island, Save Ellis Island, is one of the recipients.

Another is New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, which is hosting an inaugural service.

The third is New Jersey Heroes. The group, started by first lady Mary Pat Christie, tells the story of inspirational New Jersey residents and provides college scholarships for veterans and high school seniors.