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SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Bon Jovi is giving $1 million to help the band's home state recover from Superstorm Sandy.

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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.

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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.

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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.