Singer Jon Bon Jovi has donated $1 million to the hurricane Sandy New Jersey relief fund.
The announcement was made on the rocker’s website in conjunction with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his wife, First Lady Mary Pat Christie, who is chair of the fund.
A ceremony to announce the donation took place at the Sayreville Borough Hall with New Jersey’s First Lady Mary Pat Christie, Governor Chris Christie, musician Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville Mayor Kennedy O’Brien and members of the Sayreville community in attendance.
Governor Christie characterized the $ 1 million donation as “incredibly generous” and said that it will go a long way in helping the rebuilding process.
According to Christie, Bon Jovi has been involved in the hurricane relief efforts from the very beginning. The musician is from Sayerville.
“On behalf of a grateful people, I thank Jon and Bon Jovi for all of the great work they’ve done for New Jersey.” Christie stated.
Jon Bon Jovi is one of the most recognized names in the music industry and a favorite son of the state of New Jersey who is very involved in his community.
He was part of the line-up for the 12/12/12: Concert for Sandy Relief, after the hurricane hit and left his state in shambles.
In the days following the disaster Bon Jovi toured the devastated areas talking to the affected residents.
His organization, Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, is active in the ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery process working with federal, state and local officials to direct donations and resources to local recovery efforts and those in need.
“Natural disasters spare no one,” said Bon Jovi frontman, Jon Bon Jovi, a Sayreville native. “But you can’t imagine the devastation, destruction and despair until Mother Nature takes aim at your hometown. This is bittersweet; it’s heartbreaking to see our fellow New Jerseyans so affected by the ravages of Hurricane Sandy but we’re happy to make this donation and offer real, substantial help to the residents of Sayreville and the nearby, low-lying communities as they rebuild their homes and lives.”
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