Brightline Donates 500 Turkeys to Residents During City of Miami Overtown N.E.T. Annual Thanksgiving Event

MIAMI, Fla. – November, 2017 – In preparation for Thanksgiving, Brightline partnered with the City of Miami to provide 500 turkeys to Overtown residents during the annual turkey giveaway hosted by the Overtown N.E.T. Office. Held at Dorsey Park in Overtown, 500 families received a Thanksgiving meal including turkeys, fresh local produce and a variety of sides.


“This is what Thanksgiving is all about, and we are proud to sponsor this event for the third year,” said Brightline CEO Dave Howard. “The Brightline team is delighted to continue our outreach to our neighbors and provide families with a delicious holiday meal this season.”


Brightline was proud to work in conjunction with City of Miami Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon, the Overtown Neighborhood Enhancement Team (N.E.T.), the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, Richard Hallman Foundation, Jetro Cash and Carry, M.E.V.A.A.P. and Miami Worldcenter.


Brightline employees handed out the turkeys, produce and grocery supplies and greeted families along with other community volunteers. Residents of all ages were delighted to receive the Thanksgiving meal and many stayed to enjoy the great South Florida fall weather, listen to music and get to know one another.


“We are happy to have the support of Brightline in alleviating the financial burden on our families during the holiday season,” said Chairman Hardemon.

Brightline's new headquarters will be located at 3 MiamiCentral in historic Overtown at 161 Northwest Sixth Street, adjacent to MiamiCentral, the downtown intermodal transportation hub. 3 MiamiCentral will include a mixed-use development with 90,000 square feet of Class A office space and 35,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, with a variety of sought after amenities and unique features. MiamiCentral will also house additional office space, Central Fare food hall and retail outlets throughout, with two Park-Line residential towers debuting in 2019.

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Brightline is the new benchmark for travel by train in America with express inter-city passenger rail service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with future service to Orlando. Providing a travel option that lives at the intersection of transportation and hospitality, the service will ease the stress of traffic, provide a simple and intuitive experience from door to destination, and foster new opportunities to explore more of Southeast Florida. Brightline is the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States. For more information, visit our website: and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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