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Bon Jovi’s good works should be acknowledged

With all of the stories about the Buffalo Bills bidding process, there is one story that has gone unnoticed – the humanitarian work of Jon Bon Jovi.

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing solutions and opportunity for families and individuals affected by poverty.

To date, the foundation has provided $10 million in funding for more than 440 units of affordable housing and shelter.

From Newark and Camden, in his native New Jersey, to Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Detroit, Houma, La., and Los Angeles, thanks to his efforts thousands of people have a place to call home.

In 2011, JBJ Soul Kitchen opened in Red Bank, NJ. This nonprofit community kitchen has served over 26,500 meals, where diners contribute either volunteer hours or a minimum donation to pay for their meals.

When Hurricane Sandy hit, Jon was one of the first to get involved, performing in several benefit concerts and personally donating $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

Jon Bon Jovi has recently been named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Marian Anderson Award for his dedication and work in the City of Philadelphia.

Jon’s dedication and passion for giving back to communities in need should be embraced or at least acknowledged.

April Ezzell, and 10 others

Buffalo