Paul joins fund of Alonzo Mourning and Olympic Teammate Dwyane Wade

January 18, 2010

New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul is donating $61,616.61 as a citizen of New Orleans for the Haiti relief fund efforts of Project Medishare and UNICEF that Alonzo Mourning and Olympic teammate Dwyane Wade have jump-started. Paul is donating that specific amount in honor of his late grandfather, who was murdered at the age of 61.

As a citizen of New Orleans, I know firsthand of how much help is necessary in a time of need, Paul said. In honor of today being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, being a New Orleans resident and the honor of my late grandfather, helping the relief is something that really hits home for me.

As the great Martin Luther King Jr. said, Lifes most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?

Mourning and Wade formed Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti to rally support from the sports community to help those devastated by the earthquake in Haiti.

Funds raised will be directed to organizations on the ground, specifically Project Medishare, which is actively working to support the Haitian people.

Project Medishare for Haiti is in the midst of coordinating a massive earthquake rescue & relief effort. They have mobilized teams of trauma doctors/nurses/disaster relief workers who are already on the ground in Port-Au-Prince setting up field hospitals and assisting with the rescue efforts and medical care of those injured and trapped in the rubble. They have teams of medical workers in Haiti and they have been collecting supplies to get essential medical needs to the doctors/nurses to treat the most critical patients in Haiti, as well as locating the heavy machinery needed to remove the rubble and aid in the rescue/recovery effort.

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