CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A generous gift from Hornets’ owner Michael Jordan will benefit low-income families in west Charlotte.
A donation he made in 2017 is finally coming to fruition with the opening of a new clinic on Freedom Drive.
The services at the clinic will focus on physical, dental and behavioral health, and were all made possible by Jordan’s $7 million donation.
With tears in his eyes, Jordan told the crowd that the occasion felt like a homecoming and that he’s proud to give back to the community that’s already given him so much.
“As you can see, it’s a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that’s supported me over the years,” he said.
Novant conducted an assessment to see which area the clinic would be best suited for and found there was a dire need for such services in west Charlotte, one of the city’s poorest areas.
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