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UK's Coach Calipari donates $50,000 as part of Kentucky Flood Relief

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Posted at 1:07 PM, Mar 05, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — John Calipari, head coach for the University of Kentucky's men's basketball team, says he will donate $50,000 as part of the Kentucky Flood Relief.

"We're going to do $50,000 matching the first $50,000," said Calipari. "You guys raised the first 50, we will match that so you're at 100."

The Red Cross says as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, more than $140,000 has been raised as part of the fundraiser, which will go until 8:00 p.m. Friday.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

If you'd like to donate to the Kentucky Flood Relief, click here or call 855-999-GIVE (855-999-4483).

You can also mail your donation to the following address:

American Red Cross
C/O Kentucky Floods
1450 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

You can also scan this QR code on your phone. It will take you to the website to donate.

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Red Cross officials say every financial donation can bring hope. Just $5 can provide a blanket and $10 can provide a meal to someone in need.

Anyone who has had their home impacted by recent floods can call 1-800-RED-CROSS.