Hurricane Harvey has unleashed billions of dollars in devastation to America’s southern coast—and many Americans are pitching in to help in the recovery efforts.
Trump flew down to Corpus Christi on Tuesday, and he is expected to visit the flooded Houston on Saturday.
Thousands are getting their hands dirty in the recovery, while many far away are donating everything they can spare to groups that are assisting in the effort.
Now Trump is throwing in his own support, and it’s honestly something his predecessor would never consider doing, even though he could have during Superstorm Sandy.
From Daily Mail:
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced that President Donald Trump is donating $1million of his own money to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The news comes a day after Sanders said in a press conference that she was unsure of the amount that Trump and the First Lady were willing to donate from their personal funds.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2017
Texas & Louisiana: We are w/ you today, we are w/ you tomorrow, & we will be w/ you EVERY SINGLE DAY AFTER, to restore, recover, & REBUILD! pic.twitter.com/YQb82K2VSB
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2017
Other individuals have also pledged to chip in, and this only represents a very small portion of the total giving by companies, sports teams and other organizations:
Sandra Bullock: $1 million to the American Red Cross
Leonardo DiCaprio: $1 million to the new United Way Harvey Recovery Fund
Miley Cyrus: $500,000 to the American Red Cross, Best Friends, the Greater Houston Community Fund and other charities
The Kardashian family: $250,000 each to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army
Country singer Chris Young: $100,000 to the American Red Cross
Kevin Hart: $50,000 to the American Red Cross
“Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles: $50,000 to Random Acts
The Chainsmokers: $30,000 to the American Red Cross
Ellen DeGeneres: $25,000 to the American Red Cross and SPCA Texas
D.J. Khaled: $25,000 to the American Red Cross
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: $25,000 to the American Red Cross
Jennifer Lopez: $25,000 to the American Red Cross
Alex Rodriguez: $25,000 to the American Red Cross
Wendy Williams: $25,000 to the American Red Cross
Say what you will about any of these individuals, but Americans really seem to be coming together and uniting around a cause under the leadership of our President.
This is the American spirit. This is American generosity. This is what we do for neighbors in need. If you are thankful for the President’s example, tell him “THANK YOU” in the comments below!