In the midst of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Florence, the former NBA superstar Michael Jordan promised a $2 million donation to help those impacted by the storm.
In the midst of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Florence, the former NBA superstar Michael Jordan agreed to donate $2 million to help those affected by the storm.
Jordan, 55, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, told The Associated Press Tuesday that he believed that he “had to act, in the sense that this is my home.”
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The American Red Cross and the Foundation for the Carolina Hurricane Florence Response Fund will receive $1 million of the former Chicago Bulls player has been.
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Jordan reportedly also highlighted the importance of the long-term recovery from the storm.
“People need to understand that this is not a week long process. This is a huge disruption of the lives of people – not for 10 days, but over the years,” Jordan told the Charlotte Observer, adding that he hopes his donation will inspire people to get involved.
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The six-time NBA champion, who is currently the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, told The Associated Press that in the midst of the storm’s impact, he has been in contact with friends and family members who live in the coastal areas of the state.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.