Michael Jordan donates $1 million to Hurricane Dorian relief in Bahamas
Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA icon Michael Jordan has donated $1 million to Bahamian relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian that hammered the region last week, leaving some areas completely decimated and inhospitable.
The statement announcing Jordan’s sizable donation came by the way of a tweet from his manager, Estee Portnoy.
Statement From Michael Jordan pic.twitter.com/JIcPGE8y2C— Estee Portnoy (@esteep) September 10, 2019
“I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently,” Jordan’s statement reads. “My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones. As the recovery and relief efforts continue, I will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify non-profit agencies where the funds will have the most impact. The Bahamian people are strong and resilient and I hope that my donation will be of help as they work to recover from this catastrophic storm.”
The latest death toll in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian stands at 50, per an Associated Press report. The situation is without question devolved into a humanitarian crisis, as “10,000 people from the Abaco islands alone will need food, water and temporary housing.”
It was just last year that Jordan used his considerable wealth to lend assistance to another region ravaged by a hurricane. In September 2018, Jordan donated $2 million to assist in relief efforts after Hurricane Florence tore through his home state of North Carolina.