The legendary Michael Jordan is an solidarity example on how to respond to natural disasters by donating $2 million of his money to Hurricane Florence relief funds and heading down to the front lines to help.
Jordan grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina which is just one area where the devastating hurricane made landfall and caused mass destruction.
Jordan will be personally donating $1 million of his own money to both the American Red Cross and the Foundation for the Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund. In addition to donating money, he was volunteer for boxing up and handing out food and other supplies to displaced residents. The 50,000 pounds of food was taken to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina, some of the hardest hit areas.
CNN Broadcast recognize Michael Jordan
CNN recognized Jordan for his efforts and praised his commitment to his home state. He told the local paper, The Charlotte Observer, ” You gotta take care of home.” He has deep roots where the devastation occurred and decided to give back anyway he could.
Growing up in North Carolina, Jordan moved to Wilmington as a young child. He went to Laney High School in Wilmington and attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill before becoming an NBA legend. Hurricane Florence touched down in the Carolinas last week leaving flooding, devastation, and deaths in its path. It had weakened to a Category 1 storm by the time it hit land, but it was still powerful and take out power lines.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born February 17, 1963, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player. He played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.
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