Christie thanks Alec Baldwin for $250,000 for Manahawkin center

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – Gov. Chris Christie told residents here today that actor Alec Baldwin donated $250,000 to the Mill Creek Community Center in Manahawkin.

The governor shared the story during his town hall in Stafford Township, saying the liberal actor called Christie shortly after Superstorm Sandy and asked how he could help.

“I can’t believe I’m actually doing this,” Christie joked, adding, “Thank you Alec Baldwin.”

Christie said the Sandy relief charity First Lady Mary Pat heads has collected about $31 million so far.

"He evolves like any other politician who knows how to flip a foe into a friend when necessary. He’ll do whatever it takes to survive."
—Bergen Record columnist Charles Stile, on Gov. Christie's sudden embrace of the way unemployment data is collected