Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan had donated $2 million to organizations aiding in the relief and recovery efforts.
According to NBA.com, Jordan is contributing $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund.
The American Red Cross is providing food and shelter to thousands of people who have been displaced by the hurricane, while the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund directs funds to nonprofits in North and South Carolina providing relief to victims of the storm.
Additionally, in partnership with Food Lion, more than 100 members of the Hornets organization will help pack disaster food boxes at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina on Friday, September 21.
The disaster food boxes, which provide individual meals, will be distributed to those who have been directly impacted by the hurricane.
The Hornets and NBA merchandising partner Fanatics have also designed a special T-shirt featuring the Hornets logo in the middle of the states of North and South Carolina surrounded by the words “Carolina Strong.” 100% of the net proceeds of the “Carolina Strong” T-Shirt, which is now available online at NBAstore.com, Fanatics.com and HornetsFanShop.com for $24.99, will go to the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund.