Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, John Wall team up for Hurricane Florence relief
Along with Michael Jordan, several other NBA players, teams, and the league have decided to team up in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Relief for the eastern seaboard, specifically the Carolinas, has been the subject of many charitable efforts thus far.
Now we can add Chris Paul, John Wall, and Stephen Curry to the list of players trying to help the beleaguered coastal states.
All three players are natives of North Carolina, with Curry being from Charlotte, Wall being from Raleigh and Paul being from Winston-Salem. The three are the public face of an effort to raise $500,000 to help aid in post-hurricane relief.
Please join myself, @CP3 and @JohnWall supporting our home state of North Carolina and the surrounding area in #HurricaneFlorence recovery efforts! A lot of work to do and any amount helps those in the area get back on their feet quickly. https://t.co/RRdmxWFiJu— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) September 20, 2018
The damage from Florence has been significant. According to one report from NBC News, home losses in the town of New Bern, NC (pop: 30,101) have reached an estimated $32 million.
Moody’s Analytics released a report that said that a conservative estimate of total damage caused by Florence is in the range of $17 billion.
Video from the North Carolina Department of Transportation published on social media this week confirmed how great the flooding was just in terms of visual scale.
This isn't a river...this is Interstate 40. @NCAviation captured this drone footage today as part of damage assessment near mile marker 387 in Pender County. This illustrates our message that travel in this area is impassable and unsafe. #FlorenceNC pic.twitter.com/28Ok6Tjpcu— NCDOT (@NCDOT) September 17, 2018
If you’d like to help donate to the effort, you can do so by clicking the link in Curry’s tweet or following the link here.