SAYREVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jon Bon Jovi has been a high-profile presence in Sayreville and other hard-hit communities in New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy came ashore last October.
Now, as CBS 2’s Chrsitine Sloan reported, Bon Jovi is making a big contribution to New Jersey’s Sandy Relief Fund.
In recent years, Bon Jovi has been known for his song, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” And now he is proving that you can – walking the streets he grew up on in Sayreville with Republican Gov. Chris Christie and touring a neighborhood ravaged by Sandy.
“My being here is not political. it is emotional, because I grew up here,” Bon Jovi said. “I went to school here. I met my wife here.”
The superstar was in his hometown to present a check from his band and wife to another famous wife – First Lady Mary Pat Christie – to the New Jersey Hurricane Relief Fund. He presented the $1 million check at the Sayreville Borough Hall.
Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley are among the co-chairs of the fund that was organized by Mary Pat Christie soon after the storm struck New Jersey in October.
The fund provides aid to families and business owners trying to rebuild their lives after the devastating storm.