Jon, Richie and the rest of the band are OK
|Announcement from the Official Fanclub Regarding Tuesday's Events
MIRRORED FROM Backstage With Jon Bon Jovi - www.backstagejbj.com:
Thank you for all your e-mails and concern about the members of BON JOVI, the staff of BSWJBJ and BJM. Rest assured, we are all safe and sound with our families and experiencing the same gamut of feelings all of you are... and are thinking of the friends we know who are facing the loss of their loved ones. Thursday afternoon, JON and RICHIE filmed to Public Service Announcements that are now running on VH-1 (Melissa Etheridge and Johnny Reznik also filmed PSAs.) There are two PSAs with the same message but slightly different in content. In case you do not get a chance to see them, following are transcripts:
RICHIE: When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, they thought they were destroying a symbol of America. But the symbol of our nation is not skyscraper or a flag. It's the hearts of thousands of doctors, nurses, EMTs, fire companies and police batallions from all over the tri-state area that converged upon Manhattan to volunteer their services.
JON: Those New York City police officers, firefighters and emergency workers, who were among the first to arrive on the scene and selflessed rushed to rescue victims trapped inside the Twin Towers, became victims themselves when the towers collapsed. New York's Bravest and Finest have proven to be America's Bravest and Finest. It's the hearts of these men and women that are the true symbols of America. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten, nor will the families they left behind.
RICHIE: You can provide financial support by calling 1-800 HELP-NOW. Or to donate online, go to www.redcross.org.
JON: That's www.redcross.org. Thanks.
JON: The tragedy we are experiencing in the wake of the attacks on New York and Washington is beyond words. The innocent mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives... the loss of life is unimagineable. Among the thousands of lives lost amidst the disaster at The World Trade Center are those of the police officers, firefighters and emergency workers who rushed to the scene to help... only to become victims themselves when the towers came crashing down.
RICHIE: Most of us will never know the names and faces of those who died... but these are the faces of a nation and they will not be forgotten. They sacrificed their lives to save the lives of others, leaving behind their own families. You can help these families and offer financial support by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW. Or to donate online, go to www.redcross.org.
These PSAs were shot at Jon's house Thursday (Richie has since returned to his family out in LA) before the final details of the fund for the firemen & police officers families was set up. We'll post the information on how to donate directly to that fund over the weekend. No matter what... get involved. Give blood, donate supplies, volunteer... it will help the rescue effort, help the victims and will help us heal.
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