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The first of two Michael Jordan medical clinics opened today

The medical clinics were made possible by Jordan’s $7 million donation to help those in low income parts of Charlotte.

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In 2017, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan donated $7 million to open two medical centers in low income parts of Charlotte. The first of those officially opened today.

The facilities intend to provide primary and preventative care to those in underprivileged areas of Charlotte with a focus on physical, dental, and behavioral health. They’ll provide service to uninsured and underinsured patients and connect them with programs that will cover their medical expenses. The facilities will also be able to connect people with food and housing assistance.

The one that opened today is on Freedom Dr. near its intersection with Ashley Rd. and Tuckaseegee Rd. The second is scheduled to open late next year on Statesville Ave.

Jordan was emotional during his address to the crowd, thanking the community that has supported him for so many years and pledging to give back.

This is an awesome gesture from Jordan. I don’t care how much money you have, $7 million is a lot to give purely out of a desire to help others. Kudos to him for seeing an area of his community that needed help and doing something about it.