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SportMichael Jordan Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Dorian Relief in Bahamas

18:26  10 september  2019
18:26  10 september  2019 Source:   si.com

Evacuations begin in Bahamas as Category 4 Dorian bears down

Evacuations begin in Bahamas as Category 4 Dorian bears down Hurricane Dorian shut down most major resorts in the Bahamas and forced authorities to evacuate much of the northern shore and low-lying islands Saturday as the fierce Category 4 storm prepared to unleash torrents of rain but was projected to spin farther away from the coast of the Southeast U.S. next week. 

Michael Jordan is pledging $ 1 MILLION to hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas -- saying he's "devastated" after seeing the destruction the storm "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."

Michael Jordan Will Donate $ 1 Million to Relief Efforts in the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian . Jordan ’s spokesperson Estee Portnoy released a press release on Tuesday confirming that the retired NBA star, 56, has pledged to donate $ 1 million to “organizations assisting with relief efforts in the

NBA legend Michael Jordan announced Tuesday that he will donate $1 million to assisting with the relief efforts in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Michael Jordan Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Dorian Relief in Bahamas© Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

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

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✍ NBA legend Michael Jordan announced on Tuesday that he will be contributing $ 1 million to hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas . “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.”

Michael Jordan is pledging $ 1 MILLION to hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas -- saying he's "devastated" after seeing the destruction the storm has #HURRICANEDORIAN # BAHAMAS "I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas , where I own

The Category 5 storm hit the Bahamas on Sept. 1. The government's official death toll was at 50 on Tuesday but is expected to grow. Thousands of people remain missing or displaced with many others still in need of food, water and other basic necessities.

Last year, Jordan donated $2 million toward Hurricane Florence relief efforts in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian's damage.
As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Steve Harris has lived on Ocracoke Island for most of the last 19 years. He's ridden out eight hurricanes, but he said he'd never seen a storm bring such devastation to his community, which is accessible only by boat or air and is popular with tourists for its undeveloped beaches.

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