Oklahoma City Thunder Cares

Kevin Durant walks past tornado damage in Moore, Oklahoma

Sue Ogrocki-Associated Press

Oklahoma City Thunder‘s Kevin Durant donated $1 million dollars to Red Cross for relief of the catastrophic damage caused by a tornado in the Oklahoma City metro area. Durant’s gracious gift did not come with a public announcement. There was no tweet, Facebook post or press release by him or his charity foundation.

The public became aware of Durant’s donation by Red Cross.

The thing that is so special about Durant’s generous donation to his community is the fact that is not the least bit surprising. It is the kind of person he is. He puts his fame and fortune into action and gives back. Nike released the “KD is not nice” campaign, and that slogan is true whenever Durant is on the court. But it is the exact opposite when it comes to the community.

Durant is not the only Thunder player that has been helping in the relief efforts in the Oklahoma City metro area. Thabo SefoloshaKendrick PerkinsRussell WestbookHasheem ThabeetDeAndre LigginsJeremy Lamb and Scott Brooks have all taken part in helping out.

The Thunder organization matched Durant with a $1 million dollar donation to Red Cross, along with other donations that have been sent in nationwide.

The Thunder have proven to be resilient in their play on the court, and Oklahomans have followed suit after the devastation. Together, Oklahomans will get through this tragedy. It is through these times that Oklahomans shine the brightest.

Just likes Durant’s selfless donation, the care and love of Oklahoma citizens are not surprising.

As for the efforts and service of the Thunder organization, there is not enough for me to say to truly encompass the generosity. One thing is for certain; the Oklahoma community is lucky to have such a great organization in their state.

For anybody wishing to help, text “RED CROSS” to 90999 or donate at RedCross.org.

Jared Porter is an Oklahoma City Thunder writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @JaredRyanPorter, or add him on Facebook

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