Player’s Association Delivers Disaster Relief Supplies Across South

Theo Ratliff was in Birmingham Tuesday, delivering disaster relief supplies. Two trucks of food and recovery supplies down, 21 more to go: “The NBA Players Association (NBPA) and Feed The Children delivered two trucks of food and recovery supplies to families at the More Than Conquerors Faith Church (MTCFC) in Birmingham. These trucks were two of 23 that the NBPA and Feed The Children are sending to storm-swept communities across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia. Led by LA Lakers center, NBPA Vice President and Alabama native Theo Ratliff, and NBA Legend Purvis Short, the NBPA, Feed the Children, and volunteers from the Birmingham Chapter of the American Red Cross and MTCFC distributed supplies to over 200 families at the church this afternoon. ‘The NBPA is committed to delivering aid to our brothers and sisters who need it most,’ said Billy Hunter, Executive Director of the NBPA. ‘Through our Operation Rebound program we will continue to support relief efforts across the country and work with our incredible community partners to help in any way we can.’ ‘It means the world for me to be able to come back home to Alabama and give back to those who have been affected by this disaster,’ said Theo Ratliff, LA Lakers center and NBPA Vice President. ‘Now more than ever, we need to stand together and lend a hand to those who desperately need it. The devastation here is heart-breaking, but I know first-hand how resilient our communities can be. I have no doubt we will rebuild and recover.'”


Photos courtesy of Edward Badham