Plans to build 51 units of low-income, special-needs housing in Newark, NJ were unveiled today by Jon Bon Jovi, Mayor Cory Booker and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzineis. The 51-unit Genesis Apartments project is a partnership between The HELP USA Newark Initiative and Bon Jovi’s Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation.
Jon Bon Jovi seems to be a charitable guy, having worked with The Special Olympics, The American Red Cross, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and Project Home among others.
The song Who Says You Can’t Go Home?, while it drives me crazy since I’m sick of hearing it, does have rather sweet lyrics from Jon Bon Jovi proclaiming his pride of his hometown in New Jersey. The music video version is a duet with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland. The video highlights Bon Jovi’s committment to charitable work, and features Habitat for Humanity volunteers, including members of the AFL team, The Philadelphia Soul. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora are part owners of the team.