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Kevin Durant donates $1M to Oklahoma tornado relief

05.21.13 at 1:15 pm ET

Thunder star Kevin Durant has donated $1 million to aid victims of the tornado that struck the Oklahoma City area Monday, the Red Cross of Oklahoma announced via a tweet. The city of Moore, Okla., which was hardest hit Monday, is about 11 miles south of Oklahoma City.

Durant, who made $17 million this season, was one of a number of athletes who expressed their concern for victims Monday.

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, a native of Midwest City, Okla., promised a donation based on his power numbers for the next couple of months.

Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner grew up one mile from where the tornado struck hardest and attended Briarwood Elementary School, where children survived despite the roof of the building being torn off.

“When I heard it was in Moore, I was freaking out,” Hefner said, via the New York Daily News. “It was probably two and a half hours before I knew everyone [Hefer knows] was OK and everyone’s house was OK.”

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