Jon Bon Jovi donates $1 million to Sandy relief
July 9th, 2013
02:53 PM ET

Jon Bon Jovi donates $1 million to Sandy relief

When Jon Bon Jovi returned home to New Jersey on Monday, he came bearing a very large gift.

The rocker presented the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund with a $1 million check, on behalf of himself, his wife and his band.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose wife, Mary Pat, leads the fund, was also on hand to thank Bon Jovi for his contribution.

"I know that this million dollars sounds like a lot but it's really just a drop in the bucket," Bon Jovi, a native of Sayreville, New Jersey, said. "My being here is not political. It's emotional because I grew up here. I went to school here. I met my wife here. And in the days following the storm, when I visited these streets and spoke to the residents, one thought that came to me time and time again was what can I do?"

The answer to that has included visiting those in his hometown who are repairing their lives after last fall's devastating storm wreaked havoc along the East coast.

The relief fund, which counts Bon Jovi, Bono and Bruce Springsteen among its honorary board members, has raised more than $38 million since Sandy struck.

Filed under: Celebrities • Music

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  1. Hazel

    I love u Jon Bon Jovi, you are the best man ever...

    July 12, 2013 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Got Di Anne


    July 11, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. bon Jovi

    very nice of him

    July 11, 2013 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. bon jovi

    what can 1 say his vocal ability is still the best in rock history and he gave a wonderful donation to help that disgusting hurricane

    July 11, 2013 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tosheeba

    Bon Jovi is one of the nicest guys around so happy did that. he looks amazing for his age ... a good marriage can do that too a man..loyal wife, loyal daughter...

    July 11, 2013 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. jane

    thank god we have bon jovi setting proper examples of how men should act in this country

    July 11, 2013 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
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    July 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Not AJ right now have Bon Jovi on the brain....good will be fine...but the first step is for me too get off the blog because at the end of the day....i don't have too put up with it.


    July 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |


    July 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hi Mandy you look s0xy today

    how goes it

    July 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Meh

    Mr Christie, that money is not allocated towards your next visit to the shrimp bar...

    July 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jofb716

    Is that Frankie Valli?

    July 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The Sandy Disaster

    Very nice of him too pitch in for some relief

    July 10, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. ladybloggerist

    I am so very impressed at this donation. Bon Jovi's music has not been on my radar of music but I am changing my mind. It seems to me, he is the real deal when I comes to giving back.

    July 10, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  15. Have a Nice day ....Bon Jovi recorded at 50 years old....what vocal too play drums on that number...


    July 10, 2013 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  16. Finally someone who cares

    Thank you Bon Jovi! Obama talks a big game, but my Hoboken place was destroyed and FEMA won't rebuild because I didn't have flood insurance. And I'm union and voted Obama! The lesson is, don't trust FEMA to rebuild.

    July 10, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  17. M.A.P.

    I'm still trying to auction my turds for relief fund donations. There's only one wierd guy named tracie who's made an offer, but it wasn't enough to help the people. I guess Ima have to try to sh!t a gold or silver turd.

    July 10, 2013 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
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    July 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bon Jovi is the best

    Have fun everyone its a beautiful summer evening!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Who cares---have a great night!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  22. I'm going out dear -- there is so much in life too be happy about.


    July 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  23. You are one, big, chubby joke.

    Daz right.

    July 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. i even make my own chubby jokes

    one man today said he wants me on his lap in the convertible outside I said do you have good legs...he said could care less he can handle it...getlost

    July 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  25. coffee fun old yerrie... said could care less if i'm chubby --he'd take me on his lap anyway

    she lost 27 lbs and going strong mind your own business...go handle your life...not mine

    July 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  26. I like his song about the fat girl, especially the chorus:

    Ooh, she's a little overweight
    Daddy's girl got fat
    All their food she put away
    Ooh, she's a little overweight

    July 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |

    We got her 10,000 different ways...let's discuss me going out of this now.

    July 9, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  28. hey

    out for awhile–then going out around 10ish...thank u -

    July 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sandy Relief...Its time

    Thanks bon jovi

    July 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  30. In this world

    do you think he would tolerate being treated like a pos from his wife...never...

    July 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dorothea his wonderful wife...

    married for ages and everything I still it and thank you bon jovi for you donation

    July 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Jane

    congrats too bon jovi he's a wonderful man and loves nj

    July 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  33. bonjovi

    another error of marriage all together...with all their bucks she still cooks dinner...that is real marriage and keeps house

    July 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Bonjovi has survived being married 24 yrs cuz its a real you think bon jovi is going too put up with being mistreated that way...heck no


    July 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Ignored s-xually not doing anything about it he needs too move on with another person who can take care of him s-xually....dat one does not want too take care of that aspect...end of story


    July 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Hey he deals with being treated like that so don't feel so sorry for him

    daz right

    July 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Hey he deals with being treated like that so don't feel so sorry for him


    July 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  38. i really have too go boyz


    July 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Georgous

    the man is also 51, georgous as ever and a talent in the music industry, his voice is as powerful as it was 25 years ago.
    what a nice man...all the best bon jovi.

    July 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. We never said one world about bon jovi's life....she did all the talking right on the web...


    July 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  41. will not show where...but she made his personal life public we did not thanks.


    July 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Bon Jovi is the best...

    one of the nicest men in Hollywood.

    July 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  43. I have been home waiting for hudson hack...when i have lunch with crew will show them what they gave me prior too college entry....thanks...


    July 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |


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    July 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  46. He did not donate it too dry crotch...he gave it too the people who need it...

    7 d's...lunch with grammar school too show them my report...thanks...

    July 9, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Jon Bon Jovi donates $1 million to sandy cootch relief

    The man is a saint.


    July 9, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |

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