Today’s R2S: Michael Jordan Donates Millions To Hurricane Relief
NBA legend, Michael Jordan has made the largest individual monetary donation to Hurricane Florence relief in the form of $2 Million. Jordan, who was raised in Wilmington, N.C., donated the money to the American Red Cross and the Foundation for the Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund, with each organization receiving $1 million. Jordan said he still has a lot of family members and friends who live in coastal North Carolina.
In an interview with Associated Press he said, "You gotta take care of home, 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." Last week, the Charlotte Hornets announced that it would be working with Jordan and the NBA to provide necessary and immediate relief and support.
Jordan says the purpose of his donation is not just for the immediate need, it is to help in the long run and rebuilding process.