CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization and the NBA announced Friday that they are working together with a number of organizations in the community to help provide relief for those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

“It’s truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and to the surrounding areas,” said Jordan. “The recovery effort will be massive, and it will take a long time to repair the damage and for families to get back on their feet. Together with the NBA, we have launched a platform to aid those most impacted. Please join me, the Hornets organization and the NBA and donate to one of the local organizations assisting in the relief and recovery efforts. To all those affected, stay safe and know that we’re here to help.”

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The storm made landfall near Wilmington around 7:15 a.m. Friday and is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge, devastating flooding and heavy rain to the coastal areas before moving inland, where flooding, downed trees and widespread power outages are likely through the weekend.

The Hornets and the NBA developed a platform to identify verified local organizations focusing on Florence relief and recovery. Those organizations include the American Red Cross, Direct Relief, Foundation for the Carolinas, Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way of the Central Carolinas.

Fans can visit this link to make a donation for those in need.