It hasn’t been easy for Buddy Hield to watch The Bahamas face the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, and now he wants to help his native country.

In addition to donating $100,000 of his own money to aid the relief efforts, the Sacramento Kings guard also has created a GoFundMe campaign for those in desperate need following the devastating storm. The campaign has already collected just over $9,300 in the first nine hours of fundraising.

Now, Hield is asking the public at large to lend a helping hand, as well.

“No matter the amount, we are always stronger when we work together,” he said in a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday.

Hield, 26, was born and raised in Freeport, Bahamas before attending the University of Oklahoma.

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