Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to assist with relief efforts with Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
Michael Jordan released a statement on Twitter through his spokeswoman Estee Portnoy. MJ said he is "devastated" by the destruction in the Bahamas and added "my heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones."
Statement From Michael Jordan pic.twitter.com/JIcPGE8y2C
— Estee Portnoy (@esteep) September 10, 2019
The six-time NBA champion owns property in the Bahamas and visits their regularly. He said he will be tracking the situation closely so he can figure out which nonprofit agencies can benefit the most from his donations.
Jordan also said "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."
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It's good to see Michael Jordan use his NBA fortunes to help people who are in desperate need. Kudos to MJ for providing assistance and taking things a step further and making sure he chooses good nonprofit agencies that he thinks will use his funds well.