I've had a great opportunity to meet some great people at our local Lowe's over the past month, including my visit to the Eatontown Lowes this past Saturday.

The people at Lowe's are very proud and honored to be helping so many people rebuild after Sandy. It is a top priority for them as they open their doors each morning and the help is certainly appreciated by residents of the Jersey Shore.

I can't tell you how many people I've run into over the past month at our stops in Brick and Toms River, as well as Eatontown who have told me their first steps to rebuilding and every step since have started with help from the great folks at Lowe's.

So on behalf of those people and many, many others, I thank Lowe's for being there for us as we continue to rebuild and restore the shore.