Damian Lillard extended his help to a hospital some 6,700 miles away from Portland.
Lillard, who was bestowed the April NBA Cares Community Assist Award, gave a substantial donation to help in rebuilding the Philippine General Hospital.
PGH caught fire last May. Fortunately, there were no fatalities nor injuries during the tragedy.
Actress Yassi Pressman’s donation drive received the funds from Lillard.
“Huuuuuge thanks to big brother Damian Lillard for sending over such a generous amount, kahit na wala siya sa Pilipinas, just to be able to help,” posted Pressman, who — just like Lillard — is an ambassador for adidas, on her Instagram account.
Pressman put up the drive after visiting the hospital last weekend.
“Last Saturday we took the time to visit PGH, the hospital was in dire need of help. Coming to PGH made me deeply appreciate all the nurses, the volunteers, the staff, and the mission of the hospital,” she said.
“It was really heartbreaking seeing all of the infants, sobrang saludo po ako sa lahat ng mga tumulong.”
The actress is calling for more help.
“Sana po matulungan pa natin ang PGH.”
For any donations in kind, kindly drop them off at PGH. For cash donations, kindly address them to PGH Medical Foundation Inc.