Michael Jordan has pledged to give $ 1 million of his fortune to help with relief operations for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
The basketball legend announced on Tuesday that he would be looking for non-profit organizations where the money could best be used because it was revealed that 3000 people could have lost their lives in the deadly storm that hit the Caribbean islands and in the US and Canada.
Jordan, 56, said in a statement Tuesday on Twitter through his spokeswoman Estee Portnoy that he & # 39; destroyed & # 39; is through the destruction in the Bahamas & adding, my heart goes out to everyone who suffers and to those who have lost loved ones & # 39; s.
The Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion added that he owns real estate in the Bahamas and regularly visits the land where his Ocean Club Estates home is at the tip of Paradise Island.
Michael Jordan promised to donate $ 1 million on Tuesday to Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas.
Jordan stated: & # 39; I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own and often visit & # 39;
Homes were in ruins a week after Hurricane Dorian hit the Mudd neighborhood on Monday, in the Marsh Harbor area of Abaco, Bahamas. Dorian, the most powerful hurricane in the history of the northwestern Bahamas, has killed at least 50 people
Jordan owns a house on the celebrity, Paradise Island
He called the Bahamian people & # 39; strong and resilient & # 39; while his statement continued.
Jordan went further: & # 39; I hope my donation helps as they work to recover from this catastrophic storm. & # 39;
It is not the first time that Jordan – worth $ 1.9 billion – has reached the charity's pockets in his pockets for a hurricane relief campaign.
The native of North Caroline donated $ 2 million to organizations that helped the recovery after Hurricane Florence, which destroyed the Carolinas.
He joins filmmaker Tyler Perry, rapper Ludacris, as well as Buddy Hield and Luke Walden who have all donated.
Perry & # 39; s personal seaplane flew supplies to Abaco, where the Category 5 storm struck hard and brought back seven people – including children and a pregnant woman who needed medical help.
Emergency management agency says 2,043 people are displaced in shelters on New Providence and mortuaries have temporarily cooled bodies. A Florida-based search and rescue team navigates through debris after finding a body in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas, on Tuesday
At least 50 people lost their lives in the Bahamas due to Dorian, but about 70,000 are still not justified, according to Mercy Corps.
The BHV agency spokesperson said that 2,043 displaced people due to Hurricane Dorian are in reception centers on the most densely populated island in the country, New Providence.
Spokesperson Carl Smith told Tuesday at a press conference that more shelters will be opened if needed, and the director of a non-profit on the island of Eleuthera said that unmet needs are growing.
Sadye Francis said: & # 39; There are others who can't go anywhere. & # 39; She adds that & # 39; the true depth of the devastation in Abaco and Grand Bahama (islands) is still taking place. & # 39;
The hurricane destroyed or seriously damaged buildings over those two northern Bahamian islands.
Florida government Ron DeSantis says the state is sending the Bahamas sufficient bottled water to fill 10 tractors with trailers that restore the islands from Hurricane Dorian.
The Bahama's Emergency Management Office says that 2,043 displaced by Hurricane Dorian are in shelters on New Providence's most populous island in the country. In the photo a woman rests Monday in the Full Gospel Church in Sand Banks. Haitians who decided to continue fighting in the Great Abaco Islands destroyed by hurricane to survive with the little help they get
Staff of the Royal Royal Navy Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship of the Royal Navy, provides assistance to the town of Fox Town on the island of Little Abaco on Saturday (left). The storm killed around 220 dogs and 50 cats in an animal shelter (right). Humane Society of Grand Bahama supervisor says she and five colleagues have done everything possible to save the animals
DeSantis held a press conference on Tuesday to make the announcement. He said Florida Power & Light also contributes nine truckloads of water to the effort, and that the state generally coordinates $ 11 million in cash, supplies, and services that have been pledged to help the Bahamas.
DeSantis said the water comes from the state's stock for his own hurricane aid, but he said that Florida should still be able to meet its needs if a hurricane hits the state this season.
Caribbean emergency officials say mortuary facilities on the Bahamian island of New Providence & # 39; overwhelmed & # 39; while workers save bodies of victims of Hurricane Dorian.
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency says that bodies in & # 39; body bags & # 39; be placed and as & # 39; temporary measure & # 39; stored in refrigerated containers.
The agency says the & # 39; care for the environment & # 39; on the northern islands ravaged by the hurricane has increased and there is a stench of dead animals and possibly human bodies.
Dorian is accused of at least seven other deaths in the southeastern US and Puerto Rico.
Thousands of hurricane survivors crash boats and planes into the capital of the Bahamas, faced with the need to start a new life after Hurricane Dorian, but with few ideas on how or where to start.
Some are in hotel lobbies discussing their next steps. Others have been transported to buses that have stalled to capacity. Some received journeys from friends or family who offered a temporary place of residence on New Providence, the capital, Nassau.
The government has estimated that up to 10,000 people from the Abaco Islands alone will need food, water and temporary housing, as officials are considering setting up tent or container cities, while clearing the devastated northern region, so that people can eventually return.
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