Rocker Jon Bon Jovi, flanked by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Christie’s wife Mary Pat, announced on Monday that he would be giving $1 million to New Jersey’s Hurricane Sandy relief fund. Bon Jovi strolled through his hometown of Sayreville, N.J., with the governor by his side, before making his “drop in the bucket,” according to CBS New York.
“And in the days following the storm, when I visited these streets and spoke with the residents, one thought came to me time and time again was, ‘what can I do?’” Bon Jovi said.
“This incredibly generous donation from Bon Jovi to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund will go a long way in the rebuilding process,” Christie noted. “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.”
So far, the relief fund has raised $34 million and disbursed $11 million, according to CBS New York.