With retired NBA star Alonzo Mourning calling the initial wave of support “overwhelming,” the Haitian earthquake relief fund he co-founded with Miami star Dwyane Wade announced Monday that its pledge total has already surpassed $800,000.
Wade’s donation was his salary for one game, about $175,000, while Mourning, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul each pledged $100,000 to the fund. The “Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti” began soliciting from pro athletes Friday.
Mourning spent about 36 hours in Haiti last week, traveling with Miami-based Project Medishare and working at a makeshift hospital, assisted rescue workers and first responders, reports the AP.
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