NBA legend and Hornets owner Michael Jordan has pledged a $1 million donation to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas in the wake of the devastating storm.
Jordan’s manager, Estee Portnoy, released a statement Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) on behalf of her client.
Statement From Michael Jordan pic.twitter.com/JIcPGE8y2C
— Estee Portnoy (@esteep) September 10, 2019
“I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently,” the statement read.
“My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones. As the recovery and relief efforts continue, I will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify non-profit agencies where the funds will have the most impact. The Bahamian people are strong and resilient and I hope that my donation will be of help as they work to recover from this catastrophic storm.”
Hurricane Dorian, which became a Category 5 storm, slammed into the Bahamas on Sept. 1. Health Minister Duane Sands confirmed 50 deaths on Monday. However, that number is expected to rise as thousands remain missing or displaced.
Jordan had previously donated $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, last September.