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 wrote on The Players’ Tribune that he is donating $250,000 immediately to storm relief efforts after extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, with an increasingly menacing Hurricane Jose trailing behind.
The retired San Antonio Spurs star was born and raised on the U.S. Virgin Islands, and writes that many of his old friends are suffering.
“No one knows what the place will look like when the rain stops,” he said.
“I’m writing this to ask for your help in the relief efforts, but I’m also asking you not to forget about islands like the Virgin Islands and St. Martin and others,” Duncan wrote. “The news of the storm may fade from the headlines, but there are still real people there — …