Bon Jovi named humanitarian 'Ambassador'

Oct. 24, 2006 at 8:24 PM
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AMERICUS, Ga., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The newly created Habitat for Humanity Ambassador Program has officially named famed New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi its first Founding Ambassador.

The honor is on behalf of the 44-year-old musician's numerous efforts for Habit for Humanity International since 2005. A news release from the group said that the singer will be the first representative of the new collaboration between it and its related group, Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity.

"We couldn't be more pleased that Jon Bon Jovi has agreed to become the first Habitat for Humanity Ambassador," Habitat for Humanity International Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Reckford said. "Jon's shining example of advocating on behalf of people around the world who lack decent housing will help call others to action in this effort to eliminate substandard housing."

The front man of Bon Jovi said he has been honored to work with the organization and looks at his new role as a platform on which to further the group's international cause.

"As a Habitat for Humanity Ambassador," the singer said, "I now have the opportunity to help this work continue and I encourage others to become involved and share in the rebuilding of their communities as well."

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