Michael Jordan pledges $1 million to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas

contributed to the relief effortsNBA legend and Charlotte Hornets chairman Michael Jordan is using his platform to help those in need following Hurricane Dorian. 

He says what the islands have gone through has been devastating to watch and he plans to not only donate $1 million to assist in clean-up efforts, but will monitor the lasting impacts as well. He plans to work with the non-profits he chooses on aiding the Bahamas. The Hornets shared a statement from Jordan regarding the donation. 

The Hall Of Famer said:

"I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently. 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."

The Bahamas were impacted by the Category 5 storm earlier this month and it left behind destruction and damage. According to CBS News, the death toll as of Monday was at 45 but that number is expected to "skyrocket" once more rescue teams reach the island.

Other NBA figures have also contributed to the relief efforts. Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield and Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, both from the Bahamas, have made $100,000 donations to help relief efforts. 

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