Kevin Durant makes $1 million tornado pledge

Kevin Durant makes $1 million tornado pledge

Kevin Durant makes $1 million tornado pledge

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 12:44 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY  -- 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.

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