Jon Bon Jovi has donated $1million to the Governor's Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

Jon Bon Jovi (L) and Governor Chris Christie
Jon Bon Jovi (L) and Governor Chris Christie (Tim Larson, Governor's Office)

During an appearance in Bon Jovi's hometown of Sayreville at Borough Hall,  the rock singer made a presentation to Governor Chris Christie, Sayreville Mayor Kennedy O'Brien and the Fund's chair, First Lady Mary Pat Christie.

"Natural disasters spare no one. But you can't imagine the devastation, destruction and despair until Mother Nature takes aim at your hometown," said Bon Jovi, whose Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has worked with local and state officials in helping Sayreville residents recover from the Superstorm.

Bon Jovi is also an Honorary Advisor Board Member for the HSNJRF.

"This incredibly generous donation from Bon Jovi to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund will go a long way in the rebuilding process," said Governor Christie. "From day one, Jon has been one of the most visible faces for Sandy recovery here in his hometown of Sayreville and throughout the entire state. On behalf of a grateful people, I thank Jon and Bon Jovi for all of the great work they've done for New Jersey."

Jon Bon Jovi (L) and Governor Chris Christie in Sayreville
Jon Bon Jovi (L) and Governor Chris Christie in Sayreville (Governor Christie's Office via Twitter)

Mary Pat added,"The generous support we continue to receive from so many around the world and especially from homegrown heroes like Jon Bon Jovi will help fellow New Jerseyans complete the work necessary to make their homes livable."

The HSNJRF has $11 million though 51 grants in its mission to help organizations that support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of New Jersey communities.

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