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John Bon Jovi Donates $1 Million to Superstorm Sandy Relief

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07/10/2013 6:32 pm
John Bon Jovi Donates $1 Million to Superstorm Sandy Relief

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Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues


Staff Writer

It seems like Jon Bon Jovi is a little more than half-way there when it comes to living on a prayer. The singer has answered the prayers of many by giving $1 million to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts in New Jersey.

DigitalSpy reports that the “It’s My Life” singer made the large donation while attending a Sayreville ceremony that was also attended by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat Christie.

"My being here is not political…it’s emotional," Bon Jovi told The AP. “The unsung heroes are the volunteers who without notice helped house, feed, clothe and just comfort,” he added.

Since Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc late last year over the East Coast of the US, Bon Jovi has participated in various fundraising efforts.

Alongside the likes of other iconic musicians like The Rolling Stones, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi performed at the '12-12-12' benefit show in December. The event earned over $30 million in ticket revenue.

With Mary Pat Christie’s relief foundation, Bon Jovi has racked up $38 million to put towards restoring the infrastructure of the state.

It is always admirable to witness people with so much influence and wealth putting time, effort, and earnings into charity.  Using influence and wealth to help others and make a difference is nothing short of commendable and inspiring.

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