TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Washington on Friday to receive a Points of Light award from the volunteer service organization whose founding was inspired by former President George H.W. Bush.
The Points of Light organization honors individuals and organizations for volunteer and public service.
Christie is receiving an award in the civic category for his leadership of New Jersey’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
The governor was cited by Points of Light for working with governments, businesses, nonprofit and faith groups to respond quickly to the disaster, and for engaging thousands of volunteers in the effort.
The organization’s name comes from the 1989 inaugural address by the first Bush president, when he described Americans serving each other as “a thousand points of light.”
Three other award recipients are also to be honored.