Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma through his foundation.
“The Red Cross relies on its donors to perform its mission in relieving human suffering following disasters,” said Janienne Bella, regional CEO. “Mr. Durant’s gift and support to Oklahoma comes at a time of great need and we’re forever thankful for his generosity.”
The Durant Family Foundation pledged the matching gift to inspire and challenge others to immediately do the same.
The Oklahoma City Thunder team also made a $1 million donations to the Red Cross. Players, including Kevin Durant, also went to Moore on Wednesday to assist Red Cross volunteers. A few pictures were posted on the Thunder Facebook
Oklahoma City native and current Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp is also donating to victims, he tweeted:
"I'm giving $1000 for tonight's HR and every HR until the All-Star break for the victims of my hometown in OKC."
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Thunder Cares Foundation today announced a joint donation of $1 million to benefit the local chapters of the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, as well as other disaster relief organizations, to assist in relief efforts for those affected by the tornado outbreaks in central Oklahoma.
The funds will be used to give direct and immediate support for those in need, covering essentials such as food, water and shelter in the days and weeks to come.