Jon Bon Jovi returned to his hometown of Sayreville, New Jersey on Monday (July 8th) with a $1 million donation from Bon Jovi to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, according to USA Today. Sayreville has braved several brutal floods in recent years in addition to damage caused by Sandy. Bon Jovi, who stood with Gov. Chris Christie and first lady Mary Pat Christie, told the several hundred locals who showed up, "My being here is not political, it's emotional because I grew up here. I know that this million dollars sounds like a lot, but it is really just a drop in the bucket and I know there are people still suffering. But what I like to call the power of we coming together -- that means you, me, us -- we are taking a step today to rebuild lives."

Bon Jovi, who after the storm immediately returned to Sayreville to help the devastated town, told the crowd yesterday: "It is pretty cool to stand in front of borough hall 51 years later. I have to tell you that returning here is humbling."