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Warriors to Donate $50,000 to Support Those Impacted by Oakland Fire

The Golden State Warriors announced tonight that the organization will donate $50,000 to the Oakland Fire Relief Fund established on youcaring.com in an effort to support families affected by the Oakland fire. Last night, a fire in the Fruitvale neighborhood claimed the lives of at least nine people, while several others were injured or have been reported missing.

"When a tragedy of this magnitude hits this close to home, we feel it’s imperative to do our small part to help our community and those impacted," said Rick Welts, Warriors President & COO. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and friends during this incredibly difficult time."

The Warriors will offer a moment of silence prior to tonight’s game at Oracle Arena.

Fans wishing to donate to the aid efforts can do so here.

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