logo

Michael Jordan packs emergency meal kits for Hurricane Florence victims in heart-melting video

Claudine Varela
Sep 23, 2018
07:37 P.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Michael Jordan takes time out to help in the relief operations for victims of Hurricane Florence in his hometown. Along with the Hornets, the former NBA star packaged food and donated millions for the cause.

Advertisement

Michael Jordan played front and center in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The North Carolina Hornets owner took part in the relief efforts for victims of the storm by donating $2 million dollars and personally packing food boxes along with the rest of his team.

Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

On Friday, Jordan was at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, North Carolina leading the Hornets players and more than 100 members of his organization in preparing food to be sent to those affected by the devastating hurricane. They boxed up cereal, peanut butter, crackers, canned goods and drinks courtesy of Food Lion.

Advertisement

The NBA legend is from Wilmington, North Carolina, one of the hardest hit areas. He told reporters he was stepping up with his team to give back to his community. The food they were preparing was to be sent to Wilmington as well as Fayetteville, North Carolina and to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

"It's all about the heart. It's not about how much money you make, it's not about what you own. It's about sharing and caring with other people.”

Advertisement

Jordan reportedly donated $2 million for the cause, half of which went to the American Red Cross and the other half to the Foundation for the Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund.

The Hornets also collaborated with NBA merchandising partner Fanatics to produce “Carolina Strong” T-shirts bearing the Hornets logo in the middle of North and South Carolina. Proceeds of the T-shirts which Jordan and his team wore during their food-packing will be donated to the Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund as well.

Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

Just a week earlier, Jordan announced his intention to work with the NBA and other community organizations in providing relief for victims of Hurricane Florence. In a statement sent to the New York Times through Marc Stein, he said,

“It’s truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and the surrounding areas.

“Together with the NBA, we have launched a platform to aid those most impacted."

Advertisement

In 2010, Jordan became the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets which then had a franchise value of $287 million. As of February 2018, Forbes' annual franchise valuation of the Hornets reportedly reached $1.05 billion, almost quadruple its value from the time Jordan took its reins. It's no wonder he went all out for his 2013 wedding to his current wife Yvette Prieto. He reportedly spent $10 million for the lavish 300-guest wedding held at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea followed by a reception at the luxurious Bear's Club, a private golf club designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Kirk Douglas' Childhood Made Him a Charitable Man Yet None of His Kids Got a Penny from His Fortune

March 07, 2022

Burt Reynolds Denied Being Broke despite His 'Slide into Bankruptcy' & Auctioning Sally Field's Gift

May 01, 2022

Elderly Woman Left Homeless by Tornado Finds Out Stranger Raised $20,000 to Get Her a New House

February 01, 2022

Inside Billy Graham's $599K Home That His Daughter Was Forced to Sell to Save Her Kid from a Rare Disease

April 24, 2022

Michael Symon's 23-Year Marriage Is 'A World without Rules' & His Wife Is 'The Most Special Person' to Him

April 17, 2022

Tiger Woods' Ex-wife Chased Him with Golf Club after Texting His Mistress from His Phone on Thanksgiving

April 21, 2022

Exhausted Mom Asks for Food to Go After Her Daughter Gets Fussy, Waitress Says 'No' and Sits with Them

April 25, 2022

Michael Douglas’ Wife Was Branded a Gold Digger & Affected by Awful Comments over His Cancer

January 28, 2022

Florence Griffith-Joyner's Husband Al Found Her Lifeless in Their Bedroom & Tried to Revive Her by Himself

May 03, 2022

Rachael Ray Was 'Guilty & Grateful' after Her House Burned Down & Apartment Flooded — See the Renovated Property

March 20, 2022

Religious Parents Tear Apart Teen Sweethearts, They Meet and Fall in Love Again 70 Years Later

March 21, 2022

Two Brothers Come To Get Their Inheritance and Discover It Had Disappeared – Story of the Day

May 18, 2022

Woman Cares for Husband with Disability for Years, One Day Accidentally Sees Him Playing Golf – Story of the Day

February 06, 2022

While Sister Inherits Mansion, Brother Only Gets Abandoned House and Finds a Hidden Floor There – Story of the Day

March 07, 2022