There once was a time when Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant wanted to separate himself from his “nice guy” image.
Nike rolled out a marketing campaign just for the occasion, touting a slogan that stated, “KD is not nice.”
Au contraire, mon frère, Durant is still (perhaps) the nicest guy in the midwest—if not the entire league.
In lieu of the tragedy that has hit residents in Moore, Oklahoma, Durant has pledged to help ease the pain [as reported by Royce Young of DailyThunder.com].
As you may have heard, a class-E5 tornado hit Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City, Monday afternoon. The storm, which had winds that were between 200 and 210 miles per hour, was large enough that it left a two-mile wide trail of destruction in its wake.
24 people have been confirmed dead, including nine children. More than 230 people were injured. Several people have been pulled from the rubble of what once were homes and local businesses.
While the news was alarming—and a tragic reminder that Mother Nature can be savage beast—the quick response to help those in need has been nothing short of inspiring.
Since Durant announced his intent to donate $1 million dollars, two more donations of equal amount have been made.
As Ira Winderman of the Miami Sun Sentinel wrote, you can help too.
You can donate to the American Red Cross’ tornado relief efforts online or by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
Our continued prayers are with those who have experienced injury or loss in Oklahoma.
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