Michael Jordan recently gave away pairs of one of the recent Air Jordan releases 2018 to the victims of Hurricane Florence. The devastating Cape Verde hurricane lasted between August 31st and September 19th, 2018 that caused a total of $17.9 billion worth of damage in the Carolinas. This Category 1 storm also caused 30 direct and 23 indirect fatalities. Even though the hurricane was identified as a Category 1 storm, it actually resulted in Category 4 flooding and storm surge. Of course, since his hometown was among the areas affected, Michael Jordan returned to Wilmington, North Carolina this Thanksgiving to lend a helping hand and more.
Michael Jordan Spent TimeWith Hurricane Florence Victims In Wilmington, North Carolina Two Days Before Thanksgiving
On November 20th, Michael Jordan set up a station at a Lowe’s store in Wilmington, North Carolina. From there, he gave away 500 prepackaged Thanksgiving meals to the local victims of Hurricane Florence so these affected families could have something hearty to eat. Michael Jordan expressed his absolute willingness to do anything to help his fellow “Wilmingtonioans.” He acknowledged the fact that even though the storm has passed, it would take a while until the locals would manage to get back on their feet. He also stopped by at the Wilmington Community Boys & Girls Club, which he used to visit back when he was a child.
To the children at the club, he gave out pairs of the Air Jordan 3 “Charity Game” from earlier this year, and pairs of the highly-anticipated, returning Air Jordan 11 “Concord.” Michael Jordan explained that he returned to his hometown in order to lend them the support the direly need. He also hopes that the region will be able to raise more funds soon since Charlotte will be hosting the upcoming 2019 NBA All-Star Game. In addition to pairs of these Air Jordan releases 2018, Michael Jordan had previously donated $1 million to the Hurricane Florence Response Fund and another $1 million to the Red Cross back in September.