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Tim Duncan Has Raised Over $1,000,000 For the US Virgin Island Hurricane Relief Fund


Tim Duncan opened up in the Players Tribune’ after the devestating effects of Hurricane Irma on his US Virgin Islands homeland. Duncan talks about the effects that Hurricane Hugo had on him back in 1989 and how hard life was after the storm. The future Hall of Famer has opened up a YouCaring Fund Page to help raise money to rebuild the Islands. Duncan immediately donated $250,000 of his own and his matched every donation since leading up to what is now over $1 million. It’s great to see someone who was always reserved socially throughout his career step up and try to make a major impact. Major respect to Timmy. You can make a donation at this link:

But here I am, talking right to you, asking you for a favor. I promise I wouldn’t be asking if it didn’t matter so much. The basketball community has already given so much to me over the years. But right now I need your attention for a couple of minutes.

Right now as I type this, the U.S. Virgin Islands — the place where I was born and where I grew up — has been badly damaged by Hurricane Irma. The people there, many of whom are old friends of mine, are suffering. Weather reports say that another Category 5 storm, Hurricane Jose, is close behind. No one knows what the place will look like when the rain stops.

Now time is of the essence.

I’m donating $250,000 immediately — tonight — to the storm relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands. And going forward, I pledge to match your donations up to the first $1 million. That’s where you come in: You can go here to make a donation. I’ve included more information at the end of this article, too.

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