Michael Jordan announced on Tuesday that he will be doing his part to help the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts, pledging to donate $1 million.
Michael Jordan announced that he will donate $1million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. pic.twitter.com/pM17Z3jbzy— ESPN (@espn) September 10, 2019
Jordan's official spokeswoman, Estee Portnoy, released a statement in which he announced his plan to donate to relief efforts. Jordan was "devastated" by the destruction in the Bahamas and hopes his donation can go a long way in rebuilding what once was.
Statement From Michael Jordan pic.twitter.com/JIcPGE8y2C— Estee Portnoy (@esteep) September 10, 2019
A report from CNN revealed that the devastation of Hurricane Dorian has left about 17% of Bahamians homeless and while the exact death toll is still unknown, there have been at least 43 deaths and there are hundreds of people still reported missing.
In his statement, Jordan declared "my heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones."
Jordan refers to the Bahamian people as "strong and resilient" and states that he will be looking for non-profit organizations that will truly make the most of his donation.