Westbrook Brightens Family's Day With Grocery Shopping Spree

Ten-year-old twins Kamaron and Kamari Douglas had some trouble reaching the top shelf of groceries at Homeland on Thursday. But they didn’t have to worry; 6-foot-3 Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was there to help.

Westbrook did more than help the Douglas family reach the tall shelves, though. He brought them to heights of joy by helping them spend a $500 shopping spree, courtesy of Westbrook, the Thunder and Homeland.

“I’m very blessed for them to be able to come to Homeland and do things like this for people like me,” said mom Tywauna Douglas outside of the store on NW 122nd and Rockwell.

Inside, Westbrook helped the family pick up all the essentials, from pork chops and bread to ice cream and Easter baskets. He showed Kamaron how to pick out a good apple, and made sure Kamari got the kind of flour her mom wanted.

“It’s definitely always good to go out and give back,” Westbrook said. “I’m by myself most of the time, so it’s always good to go out and get to shop with other people.”

After checking out and loading the family’s car, Westbrook surprised Tywauna with an additional $500 in Homeland gift cards to keep the family’s kitchen stocked.

The Memorial Park Boys and Girls Club recommended the Douglas family for this opportunity.

“I’m just so proud and thankful for what the Thunder organization has done for them,” said A. Jaye Johnson of the Boys and Girls Club. “For someone to just open up their arms and allow them to go and get food – $500 worth of groceries is going to go a long way for them.”

Thursday’s event was the fifth Homeland shopping spree of the 2010-11 season; this is the second year Homeland and the Thunder have partnered in this program.

Westbrook appreciated the chance to spend time helping the Douglas family.

“I know that they’re very thankful for what they received today, and they’re a caring family,” he said.