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Spurs news: Tim Duncan is amazed by response to his plea for help in aftermath of Hurricane Irma in U.S. Virgin Islands

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One of the severely damaged areas by Hurricane Irma was the U.S. Virgin Islands, which left many residents without a home and in dire need of necessities. If there’s any silver lining for them though, there have been a lot of people extending their help and donations have been made by generous citizens around the world.

Former San Antonio Spurs big man and proud U.S. Virgin Islands native Tim Duncan took to The Players’ Tribune last Friday to seek help for the victims in his hometown, and has since drawn a huge response. He talked about the “amazing” donors that have given money, food, and water, among others, that will all be shipped as soon as possible to reach the needy, according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN.

“I’m blown away by it,” Duncan said Sunday during a news conference at the San Antonio Food Bank. “In this day and age, it’s a little easier to reach a lot of people, and people have come out from everywhere. I’ve looked down the list of donors, and I’ve recognized some names. I’ve gotten support from the Spurs, H-E-B and the food bank — all across the board. It’s just been an amazing response.”

Despite the unfortunate event that has struck the small island, the donations and the voluntary work of many will definitely lift the spirits of the victims, and will make it possible for them to get back on their feet the soonest. Trying times like this has brought out the kindness from a lot of people, and they are proving that there’s still a lot of hope left for humanity.

Like Duncan, more and more professional athletes and celebrities have been lending a hand for the hurricane victims in Houston, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other areas that felt the power of Mother Nature. In their own ways, they are trying their best to do their part, which will go a long way, especially in this very difficult time for a lot of people.