Hield, Kings raise nearly $300K for Hurricane Dorian relief in Bahamas
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Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield has seen an outpouring of donations since launching a fundraiser to help his native country of the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian.

In an interview with Dan Greene of Sports Illustrated, Hield revealed that he and the Kings have raised nearly $300,000 thus far.

"We've raised almost $200,000 through my GoFundMe, and the Kings have also raised $100,000," he said. "We're having a fundraiser where people can buy a table. My mom's gonna come down and cook for them. Then we'll raise money for the (Buddy Hield) Foundation. It's coming along."

Hield said he plans to return to the Bahamas soon and will be bringing some supplies with him.

"I know a guy from Chicago has donated almost 300 generators," he said. "I'll pass out blankets that have been donated. I'll just be telling people to stay strong and doing what I can do to get things back on track."

Risk modeler Karen Clark & Co. estimates that damages from Hurricane Dorian could cost the Bahamas at least $7 billion.

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