Jon Bon Jovi Helps Raise Millions for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Rocker raised $1 million from his concert, last week; he also donated $1 million.
3:26 | 07/12/13

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And finally tonight, our person of the week is one of the great reigning legends of rock n rom. Jon bon jovi. Eight months ago, he helped raise millions of dollars in a benefit concert but this week, he returned to donate $1 million of his own money for all the people in his home state of new jersey still living on a prayer. ♪ Oh we're halfway there ♪ ♪ oh living on a prayer ♪ the rock power house was there after hurricane sandy. We need all the help we can get. Nice to meet you. Hello, my friend. And the hometown boy came back with $1 million this week. Everyone that was involved noou it wasn't a band-aid and it wasn't going to be fixed over night. And when the television cameraes went away, it was not rebuild. I grew up here, I went to sool here. I met my wife here. Just an all american kid growing up in new jersey. This is it, this is where i picked up the guitar and did everything. He doesn't need introduction, mr. Bon jovi. I played here in a talent show one summer mmpb my band came in last place. But he was ready to do whatever it took, including sweeping floors at the record studio until he could launch a song called "runaway." ♪ Ooh issue a little run away ♪ I was never motivated by money or fame. I love to perform and write songs and that is what I'm blessed enough to do. Everyone who loves who they do, that is the fulfillment of life and I love my job. It's a work in confidence. ♪ Shot through the heart and you're to blame ♪ ♪ you give love a bad name ♪ he is married to the girl he met in high school history class. They have four children together. And even though that all american home is, well, a little bigger now -- my wife and I designed this whole thing. -- A lot bigger. The message is the same. Passion. There is a lot going throughout and doing it. It's something between a prize fighter. You have to close your eyes and just make the sound. ♪ It's my life ♪ ♪ it's now or never ♪ ♪ how you going to live forever ♪ is. Circumstancing the globe but giving back to the people who gave him what he is. I like to share the messages of optimism and hope. The under dog find of feeling we live on. And felt a part of. Look out. I'm just getting warmed up now. And so we choose the wonderful jon bon jovi.

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