Bon Jovi gives $1M to N.J. Superstorm Sandy relief

 U.S. singer, Jon Bon Jovi performing at the Barclaycard British Summertime festival in Hyde Park, London, Friday, July 5, 2013. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

U.S. singer, Jon Bon Jovi performing at the Barclaycard British Summertime festival in Hyde Park, London, Friday, July 5, 2013. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

Bon Jovi is giving $1 million to help the band’s home state recover from Superstorm Sandy.

Singer Jon Bon Jovi went to his hometown of Sayreville on Monday and presented a check to Gov. Chris Christie’s wife, Mary Pat, who is overseeing the relief fund.

Bon Jovi has been a high-profile presence in his hometown since some neighborhoods were wiped out by Sandy last year. He’s among the co-chairs of the relief fund.

The singer says he wants to do what he can to help, including telling the world about the central New Jersey community’s struggles.

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The town has suffered through three severe floods since 2010 and had two major ones in the 1990s.

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