Michael Jordan Makes Big Move for Bahamas

NBA legend donates $1M for hurricane relief
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2019 5:22 PM CDT
Michael Jordan Makes Big Move for Bahamas
In this Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks to the media about hosting the NBA All-Star basketball game during a news conference in Charlotte, NC.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, and Michael Jordan says he, too, is "devastated" when he looks at the destruction. The former NBA great has a personal link to the islands, "where I own property and visit frequently," he says in a statement obtained by TMZ. And so he's decided to donate $1 million to hurricane relief efforts there, and promises to "[track] the situation closely and [work] to identify non-profit agencies where the funds will have the most impact." At least 50 people were killed in the hurricane, but thousands remain missing. Other stars who are helping out include Tyler Perry, who sent his private plane to the Bahamas packed with relief supplies, and Ludacris, who donated $100,000. (Read more Hurricane Dorian stories.)

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