Athletes Respond To Moore Oklahoma Tornado With Tweets, Prayers and Charity

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In times of disaster and tragedy it is not uncommon for us to look to our sports heroes for support and inspiration. Here are some who are stepping up to the plate in the wake of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s biggest star, tweeted prayers and support to the people going through the tragedy. Durant, no stranger to charity, then proceeded to donate $1 million to the Red Cross for relief efforts.

Wes Welker is very concerned about his home town and offers a way to support relief efforts via text.

Oklahoma native and Tampa Bay Bucs DT Gerald McCoy tweeted a devastating picture

Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp is going above and beyond by donating $1000 for every home run he hits to Moore Oklahoma relief efforts.

According to ESPN the University Of Oklahoma will also be helping out with relief efforts:

University of Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said in a text message to that everyone who was on campus in Norman was safe from the tornado but “we know at least some who have lost homes, pets and who knows how much more. Things are happening in ways which makes it tough to process. Cell or landline phone service is out or spotty in many areas. Cable/internet is also out.”

Castiglione said Oklahoma is opening residence halls for those without homes.

Among others tweeting their support were Bryce Harper, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Alex Morgan, Robert Griffin III, and Adrian Peterson. I’m sure there will be many more.

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