Oklahoma City Thunder forward/center has called for action in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and for those who are in need of food, shelter, or have been injured by this natural disaster.
The big man has been reading all the responses to this disaster, but claims there’s more that can be done to react than engaging on Twitter.
“Words on Twitter really cannot help those people who need help,” Kanter told Erik Horne of The Oklahoman from his basketball camp in Chicago on Tuesday. “I see everyone commenting on social media. There’s nothing wrong with that, but we need action.”
Kanter donated $25,000 to Embrace Relief, a nonprofit organization that helps those in need due to natural disasters, in partnership with the Raindrop Turkish Cultural Center of Houston.
The Turkish international started this campaign out of his own pocket and is now hoping some of his followers and other athletes chip in as well.
— Embrace Relief (@EmbraceRelief) August 29, 2017
Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt started his campaign with a goal of $500,000 on Sunday and after recently reaching $6 million has jumped to a $10 million milestone to help those in need.
“It doesn’t matter who’s campaign it is,” Kanter said. “All that matters is to help people.”