Matt Kemp Pledges $1,000 For Every Home Run To Oklahoma Tornado Victims
LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp tweeted Monday that he will donate $1,000 for every home run he hits to victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.
Kemp, who is from Midwest City in Oklahoma, announced his goal after the Dodgers' winning game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The athlete is hardly new at philanthropy. He recently gave a terminally ill Dodgers fan a signed baseball, his hat, jersey and cleats after a game against the San Francisco Giants. "Life is so much bigger than baseball," Kemp said after the video of his kind gesture went viral.
Actor Kevin Bacon is also pledging his support for those affected by the tornadoes. Through his Six Degrees organization, you can donate to charities helping in the area, including the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Feeding America.
And LA is sending help directly in the form of members of the Los Angeles Fire Department Command Staff, who are on their way to assist in Oklahoma City, the LAFD reports.
The two members of the LAFD's Command Staff will act as FEMA’s overhead command team. LAFD Urban Search and Rescue Teams are standing by in case they are needed.