San Antonio Spurs Legend Aiding with Hurricane Relief Back Home
Away from the spotlight, San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is quietly doing everything he can to give back.
When Hurricane Irma struck his native home, the US Virgin Islands, Duncan launched a relief campaign on YouCaring, and in just over a week, has raised over half of his intended goal of $5-million.
“I know not everyone can give, and that’s O.K.” Said Duncan on the cause. “But if you’re able, here’s what I can promise: Every dollar donated will go directly to relief efforts on the ground. Starting as soon as the weather permits, I’ll be chartering an airplane full of supplies from San Antonio to the Virgin Islands. I’m already busy putting together a team of people from the islands (and beyond) to help manage the relief effort.”
The past month has been a trying one, specifically for the United States and the Caribbean, both of whom have faced a variety of natural disasters, from earthquakes, to wild fires, to hurricanes.
“I was 13 years old when Hurricane Hugo ripped through my home town in the Virgin Islands and had my life and community forever changed,” added Duncan. “I know exactly what kind of devastation a hurricane of this magnitude can cause and want to do all I can to aid in the relief efforts for the islanders.”
Hats off to Duncan for doing his part and to everyone effected by these natural tragedies, all of us at BallnRoll truly hope that you are all safe!