(CNN) – Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant got a phone call from Joe Biden Tuesday after the vice president received word of Durant’s million-dollar pledge to help relief efforts after Monday’s tornado.
The American Red Cross announced the matching donation from Durant’s foundation, which is meant to encourage others to support the relief efforts of the group.
“The Red Cross relies on its donors to perform its mission in relieving human suffering following disasters,” said Janienne Bella, the regional chief executive of the Red Cross. “Mr. Durant’s gift and support to Oklahoma comes at a time of great need and we’re forever thankful for his generosity.”