Michael Jordan Just Donated $2M For Hurricane Florence Relief

Michael Jordan is a star with a heart of gold. The NBA legend, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, decided to donate $2 million this week to assist the residents of the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence ravaged the area. 

“It just hits home,” he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “I know all of those places: Wilmington, Fayetteville, Myrtle Beach, New Bern, and Wallace, which is where my father is from. So quite naturally it hits home, and I felt like I had to act in a sense that this is my home.”

Michael still has family there, too, including a nephew who goes to UNC Wilmington. “At the end of the day, it makes you think about the path that you have taken, and where your life has taken you,” he said. “And I just feel like, well, maybe if I can help in some sort of way all of the people, and all of the places, that have helped me along the road.”

The star is also recruiting other donors: “We reached out to try to find as many partners who are willing to sacrifice and give to this cause,” Michael said. “The Red Cross will deal with the immediate food and shelter and the Foundation For The Carolinas will deal more with the long-term assistance. This is not a short-term thing. This is going to be a process, but it is going to take time.”


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