Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is donating $2 million to assist Carolina residents affected by the powerful storm, he told The Associated Press.
Jordan will give $1 million each to the American Red Cross and Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund.
The Charlotte Hornets owner said he’s familiar with many of the places that were hit hardest, including Wilmington, Fayetteville, Myrtle Beach, New Bern and Wallace, where his 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,” the 55-year-old said.
Charity is nothing new to Mr.Jordan. He has made giving a part of his life. Over the years he has been involved with a variety of charities including the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of America, UNCF/College Fund, Special Olympics and a number of other charitable organizations that support children and families.