Bahamian native Mark Knowles' impassioned plea for hurricane relief

Bahamian native Mark Knowles' impassioned plea for hurricane relief

In September, Hurricane Dorian struck the Northern Bahamas, destroying over 13,000 homes.

On September 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian struck the Northern Bahamas, destroying over 13,000 homes to make it the greatest national crisis to ever hit the Bahamas. A Category 5 storm, it left 70,000 people without basic the essentials such as shelter, electricity, food and water.

Former Grand Slam doubles champion Mark Knowles, a proud Bahamian native, is asking for your help.

"The place I call home is in dire need of your help,” Knowles says in the video above. “On September 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian—a Category 5 storm—decimated the Northern Bahamas, destroying over 13,000 homes on Grand Bahama and Abaco.”

Knowles, who reached a career-high of No. 1 in doubles, won 55 doubles titles. He captured four majors, including three in men's doubles over his 20-year career. 

Donations can be made to the ONE Bahamas Fund, which targets urgent relief aid and long-term restoration projects throughout the country.