Kevin Durant pledged $1 million for tornado relief through his foundation on Tuesday, eager to help a devastated area begin to rebuild. But he didn't stop there.
Photographer: Jamie Squire, Getty Images
Copyright Getty Images
TULSA -- Oklahoma City isn't just a place where Thunder star Kevin Durant lives these days. It's home.
So as he watched the horrifying images Monday as a tornado ripped through suburban Moore, the emotions came bubbling to the surface and so did the need to help. Durant pledged $1 million for tornado relief through his foundation on Tuesday, eager to help a devastated area begin to rebuild.
But he didn't stop there.
Thursday night, Durant announced on his Twitter page that him and Nike are teaming up to help even more.
"Reached out to my They're in ," Durant tweeted.fam to see if they could help Oklahoma.
On Nikes website, the company made the major announcement, writing, "Nike stands with Kevin Durant to support the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes."
The reveal: $1 million worth of Nike products will be donated to those affected by the storms, and the profits from Oklahoma City KD V Elites shoes sold on Nike.com between May 23 and June 15 will go towards Oklahoma Relief efforts.
"I call Oklahoma City my home. I go through Moore all the time. It's unfortunate. We're going to come together as a city like we always do and we're going to bounce back," Durant told the Associated Press.
For more information, go here: http://swoo.sh/10VE6yY
Associated Press contributed to this report.
©2007 The E.W. Scripps Co. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
A federal grand jury has indicted two men believed to be gang members for allegedly killing a Tulsa man while he took out the trash.
A program intended to help Tulsa County women recover from drug and alcohol addictions rather than face prison time is scheduled to have its 10th graduation ceremony this week.
After three consecutive snow days, Tulsa Public Schools announced Tuesday classes would resume Wednesday as scheduled.