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Jon Bon Jovi Keeps the Faith With $1 Million Donation to Hurricane Sandy Relief

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Jon Bon Jovi is there for you, New Jersey.

The rocker and Garden State native has generously donated $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund to aid all those still livin' on a prayer after last October's superstorm devastated the state's coastline.

The 51-year-old Bon Jovi joined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the rocker's hometown of Sayreville to announce the donation, the money from which will go to assisting various nonprofits involved in home repairs and rebuilding projects in various communities.

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"Natural disasters spare no one. But you can't imagine the devastation, destruction and despair until Mother Nature takes aim at your hometown," said the Keep the Faith singer. "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 the donation and offer real, substantial help to the residents of Sayreville and the nearby, low-lying communities as they rebuild their homes and lives."

Added Gov. 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."

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Bon Jovi has already helped out quite a bit already. Last December, he participated in 12/12/12: The Concert for Sandy Relief, which saw a who's who of music stars come together to raise cash for victims of the disaster. The musician also paid visits to Sayresville as well as put his nonprofit, The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation—which aims to lift families out of hunger and homelessness—to work aiding in the recovery process.

When he's not busy lending a hand, Bon Jovi and his namesake band just wrapped the European part of their Because We Can tour and are set to kick off the next U.S. leg on July 12 at Chicago's Soldier Field. That brief series of dates will end with a two-night homecoming at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on July 27 before they head south to Mexico and a trek of South America.

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