All five living former US presidents launch 'One America' appeal to help hurricane victims

15:19 • 08.09.17



All former living US presidents have come together to ask Americans to do what they can to help those who have been devastated by this year's hurricanes.

Presidents George HW Bush, Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter all united to promote the 'One America Appeal'.

 

The appeal is a charitable fund that will aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, the Daily Mail reports.  


On Thursday evening President Donald Trump tweeted his endorsement of the program, saying that he stands behind the former presidents and their efforts. 

“We will confront ANY challenge, no matter how strong the winds or high the water. I’m proud to stand with Presidents for #OneAmericaAppeal,” Trump wrote. 

 

The group have reached out to American citizens directly to donate to the rebuilding efforts, which at this point are estimated to cost $180 billion. 


“People are hurting down here, bust as one Texan put it, “We've got more love in Texas than water,' George W Bush said in the video. 

 

Barack Obama                                                        Jimmy Carter

 

All former living presidents have come together to ask Americans to do what they can to help those who have been devastated by this year's hurricanes. Former President Obama was the first to speak in the video  President Carter also took part. Carter is from Georgia which is currently under a state of Emergency due to Hurricane Irma

 

George W Bush                                                     Bill Clinton

 

'People are hurting down here, bust as one Texan put it, "We've got more love in Texas than water,' George W Bush said in the video  'Hurricane Harvey brought terrible destruction, but it also brought out the best in humanity,' Clinton said in the video

 

George HW Bush

 

An account was made through the George HW Bush Presidential Library Foundation to collect donations - all of which will be given straight to the Houston Harvey Relief Fund and Michael Dell's Rebuild Texas Fund. Former President George HW Bush is pictured in the video. He and his family are from Houston

After Harvey hundreds of people banded together to rescue residents who were stranded by the floodwaters. Flooding in a Houston neighborhood is pictured after Harvey hit

Presidents George HW Bush, Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter (pictured left to right) all united to promote the 'One America Appeal'

 

 





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