Tim Duncan on hurricane recovery

Tim Duncan is matching donations to relief efforts for the U.S. Virgin Islands, hit this week by Hurricane Irma. He writes at the Players Tribune about living through Hurricane Hugo when he was 13 years old:

Hugo hit at night. The first thing I remember is a loud boom from the windows blowing out of our house. My mother and sister burst into my bedroom and led me by the hand into another room. We spent the rest of the night sitting in a small bathroom, our eyes wide open. None of us could sleep. We heard the bangs and booms of debris. Once in a while, Iā€™d peek down the hallway at my dad, who was watching our ceiling. One of the beams had a crack in it, and the crack slowly grew bigger throughout the night. I think my dad was praying.

The whole story is a must-read. Next week, Tim is chartering a plane to deliver supplies. I’ll repeat what I said last year: thank you. Everyone still in the storm’s path, stay safe.