Klay Thompson Shades Current US Administration, Reveals Financial Support For The Bahamas

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Klay Thompson Shades Current US Administration, Reveals Financial Support For The Bahamas

 

Hurricane Dorian left a path of destruction throughout the Bahamas, killing many, leaving thousands homeless and even more people without electricity or access to fresh water. It is a real catastrophe, as more money is needed than present, for rebuilding and restructuring purposes.

Thankfully, a lot of celebrities have stepped up, not only to raise awareness, but with actual, partly huge, donations. Warriors star Klay Thompson, whose father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson, is from The Bahamas, now announced that all proceeds from his upcoming celebrity golf tournament will go towards relief efforts in The Bahamas. He also added an angry message for those in the White House who are unwilling to welcome those affected by the storm. His caption read:

 

“These past few weeks have been so unimaginably hard for Bahamians, especially on the islands of Abaco and Freeport. People have lost everything- loved ones, family, possessions, homes. Whatever you cherish it’s gone for these communities. This is far from a quick fix, it will take years and years of rebuilding. The @thompsonfamilyfoundation will do everything in its power to help with relief efforts right now and for many years to come. All contributions no matter how big or small will go long way and are greatly appreciated.

Secondly, shame on our current administration for not welcoming our Bahamian neighbors in their greatest time of need. I’ve been so lucky to visit my family in Nassau since childhood, and in those times I’ve seen countless Americans use the Bahamian islands as their playground for letting loose and vacationing. And now we turn our back on the people who welcomed us with open arms, when they’ve lost everything !? There’s no excuse for this… and if you have one your a real piece of
Bahamians will persevere, but help along the way is greatly appreciated. Thank you ❤️ “

 

The post itself also included the information that his foundation will not only dedicate all of the proceeds raised to The Bahamas, but also match all of the money raised from the event.

 

“I am extremely saddened by the destruction of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. When my family and I started this foundation, a main goal was to support my father’s home country, a place that has many lasting memories for us. Now, they need our help more than ever.

We have decided to dedicate 100% of the proceeds raised from the upcoming 2nd Annual Thompson Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament to the ongoing relief efforts throughout the Bahamas. Additionally, the foundation will match all of the money raised from the event. We will be focused on not only the short-term, but also the long-term relief, while working with local personnel to provide impactful support to the area and people in need.”

 

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