Former UNC star Julius Peppers has pledged $100,000 towards starting a Hurricane Florence relief fund.

“Being a native of the Carolinas,” Pepper says in a video posted to his Twitter account. “And seeing the reality of these people affected by the hurricane made me want to do something to help.”

Peppers, who played at UNC from 1998 to 2001 before playing for the Panthers, Bears and Packers in the NFL, has partnered with the Foundation for the Carolinas to establish a hurricane relief fund. Peppers encourages his Panthers teammates, players around the league and members of the community to get involved.

“I want to use my platform to encourage others to give what they can and help with this rebuilding process.”

Peppers’ announcement comes after Michael Jordan, another famous UNC athlete, pledged $2 million towards Hurricane Florence relief as well.

Those wishing to donate can visit or Foundations for the Carolinas.