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.
Tennis Legends and Celebs Provide Hurricane Dorian Relief: In a fundraising effort for victims of Hurricane Dorian — one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic — tennis legends Andy Roddick, Mark Knowles, Tommy Haas, and James Blake prepare to go head-to-head… pic.twitter.com/bFtyccK2zH— Vision Times (@TheVisionTimes) September 25, 2019
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.