All funds will be used to give direct and immediate support for those in need, covering essentials such as food, water and shelter in the days and weeks to come.
“Our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastation that has occurred within our community this week,” Thunder chairman Clay Bennett said in a statement. “We are focusing Thunder resources to help where we can in the relief efforts and to support the organizations that are on the ground assisting those affected by this week's storms.
“Even with so much loss, the strength and resiliency of this community have once again been on display, and we will continue to work together as our community and state recover from this disaster.”
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins also chipped in Tuesday, teaming up with his wife, Vanity, and Anthony David Platinum, a local salon, to accept donations for victims.
The NBA and NBA players association on Tuesday afternoon also announced a $1 million contribution to support relief efforts in response to the tornado destruction. Various other players and team personnel of the Thunder, WNBA's Tulsa Shock and the NBA D-League's Tulsa 66ers also plan to continue to provide local support by assisting in on-the-ground relief efforts.
“I call Oklahoma City my home,” Durant said. “I love the state. I love Oklahoma City. I go through Moore all the time. It's unfortunate, but we're going to come together as a city like we always do and we're going to bounce back.”
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