Thunder star Kevin Durant makes $1M tornado pledge

May 21, 2013 10:07:29 AM PDT
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is pledging $1 million for tornado relief through his family foundation.

The American Red Cross announced Tuesday that the gift from The Durant Family Foundation is meant to match other donations and be an incentive for more people to give.

Red Cross' regional CEO Janienne Bella said the organization was thankful for Durant's "generosity."

The Red Cross is accepting $10 pledges from people who text "REDCROSS" to 90999. People can also donate at the organization's website.

On Monday, Durant sent a message to his 4.1 million Twitter followers with Red Cross donation information.


The Texas Task Force 1 left early this morning for Oklahoma. The Red Cross is also sending at least two volunteers this morning and if you want to help, you can but you're asked to do it from right here in Houston.

The easiest way to help is to text the Red Cross. If you send the message Red Cross to the number 9-0-9-9-9, you'll send a $10 donation. You can also call 1-800-Red-Cross anytime.

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