On Tuesday, basketball legend Michael Jordan made a pledge of $1 million assisting relief efforts for the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
"I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently," Jordan said in a statement through his business manager and spokesperson, Estee Portnoy. "My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones. As the recovery and relief efforts continue, I will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify non-profit agencies where the funds will have the most impact. The Bahamian people are strong and resilient and I hope that my donation will be of help as they work to recover from this catastrophic storm."
Dorian has been the strongest hurricane to strike the Bahamas since the beginning of the record keeping in 1851.
It has been confirmed that 50 people are pronounced dead and thousands are still missing.
A year ago, Jordan donated $2 million in hurricane relief efforts when Hurricane Florence hit his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.