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.
@kdtrey5 steps forward and gives $1mil matching gift to the ARC for disaster relief, text “REDCROSS” to 90999 for a $10 donation.
— Red Cross Oklahoma (@redcrossokc) May 21, 2013
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.
Praying for the victims of the Tornadoes in OKC these last few days..Everybody stay safe!
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 20, 2013
H/T Daily Thunder