My phone hasn't stopped ringing since Sandy. People who are volunteering for a charity helping Sandy victims, organizers of events to aid their neighbors, or people who feel very lucky that there damage was limited and want to do something to help those who weren't as fortunate.

People all over Monmouth and Ocean Counties are showing their heart and care for their neighbors at a time that so many people really need the help. What I have witnessed since Sandy is what Ive been saying about our area for years now. There is no place on Earth with people nicer than our neighbors here at the Jersey Shore.

So, on this Thanksgiving week, I wanted to make sure the volunteers, those people who gladly give up their time to help those in need, get some recognition. Hey volunteers, we are thankful for you! Thank you for all you do!