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Bon Jovi To Donate $1 Million To New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Charity

SAYREVILLE, NJ (CBS) – Rocker and New Jersey native Bon Jovi is giving back to his home state.

The 51-year-old rock legend, along with Gov. Chris Christie and his wife, announced he is donating $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, which is chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, in Sayreville, NJ on Monday.

"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."

Bon Jovi is a native of Sayreville, and he and his band were among the all-star lineup at 12/12/12: The Concert for Sandy Relief.

"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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