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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:08 am    Post subject: Tim Duncan asks for help for US Virgin Islands

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Tim Duncan asks for help for US Virgin Islands

MIAMI (AP) — Tim Duncan is asking for help for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and says he will match donations up to the first $1 million.

Duncan writes on The Players’ Tribune that he is donating $250,000 immediately to storm relief efforts after there was extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, and noting that Hurricane Jose has developed behind.

The retired San Antonio Spurs star was born and grew up on the U.S. Virgin Islands, and writes that many of his old friends are suffering.

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.

Duncan was raised in St. Croix, which was crippled by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 when he was 13.

Duncan also says he will charter a plane to ship supplies from San Antonio to St. Croix when the weather allows, and put together a team to help manage the relief efforts.

He asks people to donate by following this link.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject:

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Tim Duncan announces second phase of U.S. Virgin Islands aid plan


U.S. Virgin Islands native Tim Duncan wrote an impassioned letter this week in The Players’ Tribune urging people to help him donate to the relief effort in a often forgotten section of Hurricane Alley.

Duncan’s initial goal was to meet a $1 million donation, something that has already been met according to the You Caring donation page.

Now, the former San Antonio Spurs legend is announcing the second phase of his plan.

In a video released via The Players’ Tribune Twitter account on Sunday, Duncan asked people to continue to donate. In donating, people would be pushing Duncan to match their contributions up to $1 million dollars in the relief effort.

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Tim Duncan is asking for your help for the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands to steadily rebuild their lives: http://playerstribu.ne/TDuncan
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Additionally, according to the San Antonio Express-News, Duncan will be working in collaboration with the local Texas grocery chain H-E-B to take food and relief donations. Duncan will then charter a plane and take the supplies himself to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Via The San Antonio Express-News:

“I want to make sure it’s not a one-ditch effort,” said Duncan, who lived his first 18 years on St. Croix before moving to North Carolina to attend college at Wake Forest.

“Just, ‘Oh yeah, we went down there and did this and it’s done.’ Because the recovery process is not going to be done. It’s going to take months and even years for everyone to recover to normal life.

Organizers are asking for donations of flour, rice, beans, peanut butter and granola bars —“Things that can be eaten without electricity,” said Eric Cooper, CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank — as well as soap, detergent and paper goods.

If you would like to donate to the relief effort speared by Duncan, you can do so by clicking the link here.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject:

It's great that they have someone to speak for them.
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