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Michael Jordan to donate $1 million to Bahamas relief effort

DONATION: Michael Jordan

MICHAEL JORDAN has pledged to donate $1 million to help the Bahamas recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.

More than 70,000 people have been left homeless in the Bahamas as a result of the category 5 storm, which spent two days over the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama. At least 50 people have died.

Jordan, who owns property in the Bahamas and visits regularly, said his heart goes out to those impacted by the destructive hurricane.

In a statement he said: “I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently. My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones.”

He added: “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.”

This is not the first time Jordan has made a significant donation in the wake of catastrophe caused by extreme weather.

Last year he donated $2 million in response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.

The 56-year-old NBA star is one of a number of celebrities who have disclosed their efforts to support those affected by the hurricane.

Lenny Kravitz, who is of Bahamian heritage, has donated to the National Association of the Bahamas, Core (Community Organized Relief Effort) and World Central Kitchen.

His Let Love Rule Foundation has also transported supplies to affected areas and he has encouraged people to continue supporting the islands by visiting.

Bajan superstar Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation has committed two emergency grants to aid the efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Both World Central Kitchen and Direct Relief

Rapper Ludacris revealed that the proceeds from his annual charitable event, LudaDayWeekend, held August 30 - September 1, will be given to the Bahamas relief fund.

Director and actor Tyler Perry donated supplied via his own plane to the Bahamas.

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