Jon Bon Jovi went home Monday to present a $1 million check from his band to a fund to help New Jersey recover from Superstorm Sandy.
The rocker joined Gov. Chris Christie and first lady Mary Pat Christie to announce the donation during a ceremony where the native son rocker got bigger cheers than the popular governor.
“My being here is not political,” Bon Jovi said during a news conference in front of the borough hall in the central New Jersey town. “It’s emotional.”
Bon Jovi, who has long had philanthropic interests, has been highly visible in his home state since the storm hit.
Days after the October 2012 storm, he visited washed out Sayreville, a flood-prone blue-collar community along the Raritan River. It was the town’s third devastating flood in three years.
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