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Michael Jordan Pledges $1 Million For Hurricane Relief In Bahamas

Michael Jordan Pledges $1 Million For Hurricane Relief In Bahamas

Jordan said that he's "devastated" at the destruction in the Bahamas, adding "my heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones."

Hurricane Dorian did some serious damage in the Bahamas, and while people there are getting back on their feet, they do need all the help they can get. According to Daily Mail, Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan has pledged to donate $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. In a statement on Tuesday via Twitter through his spokeswoman Estee Portnoy, Jordan said that he's "devastated" at the destruction in the Bahamas, adding "my heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones."



 

Jordan is a frequent visitor of the Bahamas since he's also got property there. He said as the recovery and relief efforts continue he will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify nonprofit agencies where the funds will have the most impact. Jordan added that "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."



 

More than 70,000 people are said to be left homeless in Hurricane Dorian’s aftermath. The storm destroyed the Grand Bahamas airport, damaged roads, flatted infrastructure, and leveled neighborhoods. This makes restoration from the hurricane quite difficult and we're looking at a long road to recovery. Rescue efforts have been quite challenging and at least 50 people have been confirmed dead so far, according to Vibe



 

 Associated Press reported that nearly 5,000 people from the hardest-hit areas of Abacos and Grand Bahama, traveled to the capital of Nassau, all in an attempt at shelter, seeking a new life, but in vain. This is because the shelters there have already reached their maximum capacity. Meanwhile, government officials said they were helping all evacuees and considering building temporary housing, perhaps tent or container cities.



 

“We are dealing with a disaster,” said Carl Smith, spokesman for the Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency. “It takes time to move through the chaos. We are responding to their needs.” However, people are happy that Jordan lent a helping hand to the disaster-struck Bahamas. One Twitter user wrote: He is such a good man. ,I'm sure he did not do it for the recognition as he is already beloved by millions of people. Who owns this island? It wouldn't happen to be us? Even if not we should be helping them considering how many people love their island and would want it restored



 

 



 
 

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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