Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 5/23/13

After Hurricane Sandy left unprecedented damage to the northeast, Michael Vick was among those who lent their support to those in desperate need.

For his efforts, the Eagles' veteran quarterback was presented with the key to Atlantic City by Mayor Lorenzo Langford on Thursday.

"Michael Vick is caring and compassionate enough to reach out to our city when we were at our lowest point during the immediate aftermath of Super Storm Sandy," Langford said, via PhillyMag.com. "Twelve hours after a nationally televised Monday Night Football game, he was lifting the spirits of our residents confined to shelters with his generosity' particularly our young people.

"And now, here he is again, helping us to spread the message that Atlantic City is open for business and ready for the summer season, all while continuing to encourage our youth to make positive contributions to the community."

Vick was in Atlantic City to promote the "Restore the Shore" event, meant to promote the once-ravaged Jersey shore area to tourists. He's the latest celebrity to receive the symbolic key to AC, joining the likes of Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney, Donna Summer and Alicia Keys.

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