Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina to give out coveted Air Jordan silhouettes and Thanksgiving meals to those affected by Hurricane Florence, Associated Press reports.
As well as giving out “Concord” Air Jordan 11s and “Charity Game” Air Jordan 3s on Tuesday, Jordan also donated $1 million to both the Red Cross and Foundation for the Carolinas Hurricane Florence Response Fund in September. Explaining his visit, Jordan told AP, “I can give money all day long, but at some point you want them to understand you’re human.”
The NBA legend added that he wanted to see how things had progressed in the city after the hurricane and appreciated how long the road to recovery will take. “It’s going to take some time,” Jordan said. “I think the spirit of Wilmingtonians are really strong, and obviously I’m one of them. So I felt the need to come back and at least lend that support to them.”
Jordan said that he hopes the NBA All-Star game, which will be hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina in February will bring more funds to the region. “The overall game is about helping other people, so I can see it reaching all the way down to this area,” he said.
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