Michael Jordan grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, played college basketball at the University of North Carolina, and is the currently the Charlotte Hornets chairman. The basketball legend and billionaire loves the Tar Heel State so much and realizes it will need some help with Hurricane Florence making its way to the coast on Friday morning.
Jordan, the Hornets organization, and the NBA are teaming up with a several community organizations to provide necessary and immediate relief and support to those affected by the storm.
The team has started a website to help identify the organizations focused on Hurricane Florence relief efforts and make donations.
Some of the organizations on the site include the American Red Cross, Direct Relief, Foundation for the Carolina, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and the United Way of Central Carolinas.
“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 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. Together with the NBA, we have launched a platform to aid those most impacted. Please join me, the Hornets organization and the NBA and donate to one of the local organizations assisting in the relief and recovery efforts. To all those affected, stay safe and know that we’re here to help.” — Michael Jordan
Additional volunteering will be determined and announced by the Charlotte Hornets Foundation in the near future.
Only time will tell how destructive the storm will be to communities in the Carolinas, but Jordan, the former Chicago Bulls icon and Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, will definitely be ready to help his home state in hurricane relief efforts.