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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will highlight the list of 2013 Points of Light honorees.

The ceremony will be held at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. on Oct. 11, 2013.

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Bush, Chairman of Points of Light and Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and Laura Denise will host the event.

The Points of Light Tribute Awards spotlights individuals and organizations who best exemplify the American ideal of service and voluntary action.

The foundation was set up in 1990 after President George H. W. Bush's inaugural address invoked the vision of a "thousand points of light" and a call to action for Americans to commit to service to their communities.

Celebrities, dignitaries, business executives, supporters and civic leaders come together annually to salute honorees whose extraordinary contributions to volunteering and service have made their communities and the world better.

Christie is being awarded for his response to Superstorm Sandy.  The organization credits Christie working across lines with government, businesses, nonprofits and faith groups to quickly respond to the disaster, including working to harness the efforts of tens of thousands of volunteers in the recovery effort.

Along with Christie, other 2013 honorees are the site AmpleHarvest.org (a non-profit fighting hunger), Amy Paterson (a cancer survivor who came up with a child care solution for parents in treatment) and the company Citi (for its corporate service).

Elisabetta Canalis, Italian actress and model, and Greta Van Susteran of Fox News will emcee the event.

Among the special guests will be singer/songwriter Pia Toscano, broadcaster Paul Berry, and Al Roker.

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