WASHINGTON (CNN)– Members of an exclusive club made a rare joint look Saturday (Oct. 21).
All five living former United States Presidents took part in an advantage concert in Texas to raise loan for hurricane relief efforts, while President Donald Trump was arranged to appear in a taped video message to the concertgoers, the White Home announced Saturday.Photo Gallery View Gallery (5 images)
Inline Previous Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Costs Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter went to Saturday night’s occasion, called “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal,” at Reed Arena at Texas A&M University in College Station.Trump prepared his taped message to hail the resiliency of the American individuals following the devastation of this year’s fatal hurricanes and wildfires. In it, he calls the effort of his predecessors”incredible.”” To Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Melania and I desire to reveal our deep gratitude for your remarkable assistance, “Trump says in the message.”This terrific effort reminds us that we really are one nation under God, all combined by our values and our dedication to one another.”A White House official said Trump was “honored to be given a chance to take part in
relief and healing efforts, “including that the President “motivates all Americans to be as generous as they can in helping storm survivors through this tough time.” The performance included rock and nation artists such as Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Sam Moore and Yolanda Adams. Country music vocalist Lee Greenwood was emcee for the event.”It’s important that those impacted by these devastating storms know that even if the path to recovery feels like a road that goes on forever, we’re with them for the long haul,”President George H.W. Bush said.Clinton tweeted Saturday early morning that he was proud to be participating.As of Saturday night, the effort had actually raised$31 million in tax-deductible, private funds from over 80,000 donors, inning accordance with organizers.The show is not the very first time the former presidents have signed up with forces.After Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in September, all five started the”One America Appeal”charity effort and recorded a video advising people to assist out amid the disastrous flooding.They have actually given that resumed the effort in the after-effects of
Hurricanes Irma and Maria.”We like you Texas, “the elder Bush said in a video posted to the One America Appeal site. The previous President raised his household in Texas as well as was
when a United States congressman from the state.Funds gathered through performance ticket sales will
be dispersed through numerous organizations in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.