Michael Jordan to Donate $2 Million to Hurricane Florence Victims

Michael Jordan is helping out his old stomping grounds after the effects of Hurricane Florence.

The former basketball player, who was raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, will be donating $2 million to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund, according to an NBA press release.

Jordan is the current co-chairman of Charlotte basketball team the Hornets.

“You gotta take care of home. Wilmington truly is my home,” Jordan said in an interview with The Charlotte Observer on Tuesday.

In addition to Jordan’s donation, Hornets players and staff will “help pack disaster food boxes” that will be “distributed to those who have been directly impacted by the hurricane.” Their goal is to pack 5,000 boxes.

“People need to understand this will not be a week-long process,” Jordan said. “This is going to have a huge disruption on people’s lives—not for 10 days, but for years.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Christina Butan