Kevin Durant donates $1 million to Red Cross for Oklahoma tornado relief

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Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder star, has donated $1 million to the Red Cross fund for tornado and disaster relief in the aftermath of the deadly storm that devastated Oklahoma on Monday.

The gift from the Kevin Durant Family Foundation is, according to the Red Cross, intended to match other donations and to provide incentive for more people to give.

“Mr. Durant’s gift and support to Oklahoma comes at a time of great need and we’re forever thankful for his generosity,” Janienne Bella, regional CEO of the Red Cross, told the Daily Oklahoman.

Another athlete with Oklahoma ties, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, announced Monday that he’ll donate $1,000 for every home run he hits from now until the July All-Star break to disaster relief. Kemp grew up in Midwest, Okla.

H/T Daily Thunder

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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