May 21, 2013, 2:07 PM EST
Olympic gold medalist (and occasional NBA scoring champ) Kevin Durant pledged $1 million to the tornado relief effort in Oklahoma Tuesday through his Durant Family Foundation, according to an announcement from the Red Cross.
“Mr. Durant’s gift and support to Okla. comes at a time of great need and we’re forever thankful for his generosity,” Red Cross regional CEO Janienne Bella told CBS Sports’ Royce Young.
The Thunder’s star forward also provided donation information to his more than four million Twitter followers, hoping they contribute to the cause.
Durant may not have brought a title or MVP trophy home to Oklahoma City yet, but his generosity and honest humility (he’s yet to mention the gift publicly) continues to show why he’s such a beloved athlete, both in Oklahoma and throughout the world.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 21, 2013
Praying for the victims of the Tornadoes in OKC these last few days..Everybody stay safe!
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 20, 2013
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