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Michael Jordan donating $2 million to aid relief and recovery efforts for Hurricane Florence

Michael Jordan
Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan will donate $2 million to organizations aiding in relief and recovery efforts for Hurricane Florence.

The Hornets announced the news via their Twitter page on Tuesday morning.

In addition to the $2 million in donations by Jordan, there will be “more than 100 members of the Hornets organization, including both business and basketball staff,” helping to pack disaster food boxes at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina on Friday, Sept. 21.

“The organization’s goal is to pack 5,000 boxes. The Charlotte Hornets Foundation will also be making a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Food Lion, the team’s Official Hunger Relief Partner, will be donating the food that will be packed for the boxes.”

Another step the Hornets have taken to help raise funds for the relief efforts is that the team, in partnership with NBA merchandising partner Fanatics, has designed a special T-shirt that features the Hornets logo in the middle of the states of North and South Carolina surrounded by the words “Carolina Strong.”

Anyone interested in purchasing one of these T-shirts can find them online at NBAstore.com, Fanatics.com and HornetsFanShop.com for $24.99.