When Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina last week, bringing with it devastating winds and rain, the Charlotte Hornets were among the first groups to of the recovery effort. Team owner Michael Jordan announced that the team would be partnering with local organizations to begin relief efforts. In addition, Jordan recently announced that he himself would be donating $2 million to the cause.
Now, other members of the NBA family are stepping up as well. The Warriors' Steph Curry, the Rockets' Chris Paul and the Wizards' John Wall, all of whom are North Carolina natives, announced on Thursday that they've joined together to start raising funds for victims. Paul started off the fundraising with $25,000, a donation which was matched by the NBA Players Association. (Paul is currently the president of the NBPA.)
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
.@stephencurry30, @johnwall & myself are teaming up to help with the #HurricaneFlorence relief efforts in the Carolinas! Donations will go to organizations on the ground helping the community - and any amount helps!! Join us by donating at https://t.co/3jOFgqEDzu pic.twitter.com/TIw6z2FNoK— Chris Paul (@CP3) September 20, 2018
The worst of the actual storm from Hurricane Florence has passed, but communities up and down the East Coast from Virginia to South Carolina are still dealing with massive floods. Sadly, 37 people have lost their lives due to the storm, while thousands more have seen their homes and livelihoods destroyed.
Just as was the case with the Hornets, it's impressive to see this trio of stars represent the NBA well and step up to do what they can to help those in need.