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Jon Bon Jovi opens homeless shelter in Philadelphia

Singer donates money to Covenant House shelter to support troubled youths

Bon Jovi performing onstage during the Live Earth - New York concert at the Giants Stadium, July 7, 2007. Pic PA Photos
Jon Bon Jovi opened a homeless shelter in Philadelphia on Tuesday (April 19).

The vocalist/guitarist donated money via his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation to fund the Covenant House shelter, which will house 20 formerly homeless people aged 18 to 21.

The frontman reportedly "joined Covenant House International president Kevin Ryan to launch the new accommodation, explaining that failing to support troubled youths 'denies all of us their talents and visions'."

Bon Jovi will play the UK in June, including a performance at London's Hard Rock Calling.

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