Russell and Nina Westbrook have teamed up with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office through their Why Not? Foundation to launch the Angeleno Campaign.
The basketball couple discussed the campaign on Good Morning America Thursday morning.
“I’m excited about it. It’s a campaign that’s something that will be from my foundation finding ways to give cash and give access to families and people that’s in need, especially in a time like this,” he explained. “Obviously in times like this, you have to find ways to immediately impact as many people as possible, and I think this is the best way to do it thus far.”
He added that being able to use his platform to give back to his hometown is “a blessing.”
For people who want to help, Westbrook said “text LA Love to 21000. You can donate there, text it there, and it’s very easy and very simple to do.”
“My biggest thing now is to impact and inspire as many people as possible,” he reiterated. “I’m trying to find more ways to give people hope, confidence, a sense of swagger to themselves that they can do and put their mind to do anything they want to do.”
While the NBA is on hiatus he’s been able to help his wife, who is a former UCLA basketball star, “with the daily duties that she’s always been doing.”
“She’s been doing an amazing job of raising our children while I’m away, and so I’m excited, I’m blessed to be home with the family, and I’m enjoying myself,” he said.
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