Jordan donates $2M in Hurricane Florence aid
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The Charlotte Hornets announced chairman Michael Jordan has donated $2 million toward the relief effort for those in North and South Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence.

The former face of the NBA is contributing $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation for the Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund.

"It's truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and to the surrounding areas," Jordan said in a statement Friday. "The recovery effort will be massive, and it will take a long time to repair the damage and for families to get back on their feet. Together with the NBA, we have launched a platform to aid those most impacted. Please join me, the Hornets organization and the NBA and donate to one of the local organizations assisting in the relief and recovery efforts. To all those affected, stay safe and know that we're here to help."

Members of the Hornets organization will partner with Food Lion to pack disaster food boxes Friday to distribute to those affected by the hurricane in Wilmington, North Carolina, Fayetteville North Carolina, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The Hornets will also be partnering with the NBA and Fanatics to sell a special T-shirt with the Hornets logo in the middle of the North and South Carolina state lines, surrounded by the words "Carolina Strong." The team and Association will donate 100 percent of the net earnings.

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