The 28-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder first pledged $1,000 for every home run in a tweet on Tuesday.
I'm giving $1000 for tonight's HR and every HR until the All-Star break for the victims of my hometown in OKC. #PrayforOklahoma— Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) May 21, 2013
Dear Families of OKC,
On Monday, out of concern and emotion I committed $1,000.00 for every home run I hit until the All-Star Break. It was a quick and small gesture in advance of what I knew would be my greater contribution through your rebuilding process.
I am keeping my pledge and in addition, donating $250,000.00. May God bless you through this and the many generous donations coming to your aid.
He also tweeted an extra message to the people of his hometown.
My love, support & connection 2 my hometown runs deep. Pls continue 2 pray & help OKC in any way that u can.Together we will #RebuildOKC— Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) May 22, 2013