Jordan pledges $1 million for hurricane relief in Bahamas

The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, NC- FEBRUARY 12: Owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, hosts a press conference for media before NBA All-Star Weekend at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 12, 2019. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC- FEBRUARY 12: Owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, hosts a press conference for media before NBA All-Star Weekend at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 12, 2019. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.

Jordan said in a statement Tuesday on Twitter through his spokeswoman Estee Portnoy that he's ''devastated'' at the destruction in the Bahamas, adding ''my heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones.''

Jordan, who owns property and frequently visits the Bahamas, says as the recovery and relief efforts continue he will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify nonprofit agencies where the funds will have the most impact.

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Jordan added that ''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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