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Christie pays homage to volunteers at award dinner

Local News | Oct 14, 2013

Christie pays homage to volunteers at award dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says the state and federal government alone can’t drive New Jersey’s recovery — New Jersey must continue to foster a spirit of volunteerism and community involvement.

Christie is paying homage to volunteers who came to New Jersey in droves after Superstorm Sandy, saying that though the state has a long way to go it is much further along because of their efforts.

Christie spoke Friday in Washington at the annual Points of Light Tribute Awards. The organization focuses on encouraging people to solve problems through volunteerism.

The organization is honoring Christie for his leadership in the aftermath of Sandy.

Christie says he accepts the award on behalf of volunteers who came from across the country and provided, quote, “comfort and relief to those who lost everything.”