As the NBA season remains at a standstill, one of its star players has found a way to lend a helping hand to those most in need amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Los Angeles native Russell Westbrook joined “Good Morning America” via Skype from his home to discuss how he and his wife Nina have joined forces with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office through their Why Not? Foundation to launch the Angeleno Campaign.
“I’m excited about it. It’s a campaign that’s something that will be from my foundation finding ways to give cash and give access to families and people that’s in need, especially in a time like this,” he explained. “Obviously in times like this, you have to find ways to immediately impact as many people as possible, and I think this is the best way to do it thus far.”
He added that being able to use his platform to give back to his hometown is “a blessing.”
For people who want to help, Westbrook said “text LA Love to 21000. You can donate there, text it there, and it’s very easy and very simple to do.”
“My biggest thing now is to impact and inspire as many people as possible,” he reiterated. “I’m trying to find more ways to give people hope, confidence, a sense of swagger to themselves that they can do and put their mind to do anything they want to do.”
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