Gov. Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie will arrive at Lowe's on Hooper Avenue at 10:45 a.m. this morning during the distribution of Thanksgiving dinners.
The event is part of the Season of Service, but is the first time Christie visited Toms River since the storm ravaged the area, though he has been to Seaside Park and places nearby to see the devastation.
The Season of Service is a volunteer initiative encouraged by the Christie administration, to use the end of the year as a time to give back.
Aidan McManus, an 8 year-old from Burlington County, began using his own money and time to give back and feed the homeless of the area. The Christies were inspired by McManus to create the Season of Service, urging everyone to volunteer your service through local groups, houses of worship and civic organizations.
This morning's event at Lowe's is meant to be another example of that, and is meant to kick off this year's Season of Service.
Lowe's announced earlier in the week that it would be freely distributing Thanksgiving meals at many locations throughout New Jersey that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno plans to visit the Hoboken Lowe's after Toms River.
To find volunteer opportunities in your area, please go to http://www.state.nj.us/state/programs/dos_program_volunteer_centers.html.