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Kevin Durant donates $1 million to Oklahoma tornado relief fund

05/21/2013 3:42 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has once again done his adopted home city a solid.

According to a Tweet by Red Cross Oklahoma, Durant, via his Kevin Durant Family Foundation, has made a donation of $1,000,000 to the Oklahoma tornado disaster relief fund. In addition, Oklahoma-City based Chesapeake Energy Corporation - a primary Thunder sponsor and owner of naming rights for their home arena - announced Monday night they will be making a $1 million donation of their own.

 

A tornado that the National Weather Service gave a preliminary rating of EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale - meaning it packed winds of up to 200 miles per hour - touched down Monday in Moore, Oklahoma, a community of 41,000 located about 10 miles south of Oklahoma City. As of Tuesday afternoon, 24 people were confirmed dead, including nine children, with early damage estimates reaching the billions of dollars.

As Durant also later Tweeted, anyone who wishes to donate to the relief fund can text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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