Michael Jordan has pledged $2 million in aid of Hurricane Florence victims. The Charlotte Hornets chairman will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross and another $1 million to the Carolina Hurricane Florence Response fund.
Last Friday, Jordan expressed his empathy for the victims of Hurricane Florence, which tore through his hometown town of North Carolina.
“It’s truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and to the surrounding areas,” the Chicago Bulls legend said. “The recovery effort will be massive, and it will take a long time to repair the damage and for families to get back on their feet.”
In partnership with NBA Care, the Hornets set up a website for fans and well-wishers to join Jordan in his campaign.
“Together with the NBA, we have launched a platform to aid those most impacted. Please join me, the Hornets organization and the NBA and the NBA and to donate to one of the local organizations assisting in the relief and recovery efforts.”
The funds will be channels to relief efforts through the Red Cross, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Direct Relief and the United Way of Central Carolinas.
While his fame peaked in Chicago with the Bulls, Jordan’s career was greatly influenced by North Carolina, where he grew up. Hurricane Florence has so far killed 33 deaths as per the Weather Channel and affected 300,000 people.