Five former US Presidents join forces to aid hurricane survivors

Kristopher Drake
October 23, 2017

Jim McGrath, spokesman for former president George H.W. Bush, confirmed the figure Saturday.

Former President Jimmy Carter would be willing to travel to North Korea for negotiations to avoid nuclear catastrophe, he told The New York Times' Maureen Dowd in an article appearing in the paper's Sunday edition.

"In the aftermath of these bad storms, the American people have done what we do best".

"[He is] an outstanding American, someone who has always shown grace and character and courage and served America nobly throughout the years", Obama said.

"The heart of America, without regard to race or religion or political party, is greater than our problems", said Clinton.

"Make no mistake about it, these were grievous storms back to back", he said. It's raised $20 million of the $100 million sought, he said.

Grammy award victor Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the concert that also featured country music band Alabama, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer "Soul Man" Sam Moore, gospel legend Yolanda Adams and Texas musicians Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen.

A hurricane relief concert has begun in Texas featuring the five living former US presidents appearing together for the first time since 2013.

"Melania and I want to express our deep gratitude for your tremendous assistance", he said. She tweeted: "Nothing more attractive than everyone putting their differences aside to help humanity in the face of catastrophe".

All in all, it was a successful event for One America Appeal - the only interest that really, truly mattered on Saturday evening - and, thanks to the support of five ex-presidents, a major win for a united America.

Texas A&M President Michael K. Young helped to kick off the event, sharing with the crowd and viewers around the country his pride in seeing the university play a part of such a wide-reaching event.

But Rottinghaus said ex-presidents are seen as less polarizing than the current president.

An appeal to help hurricane victims backed by the five living former presidents has raised $31 million since it began on September 7. "So to be able to partner with them, have them here at this event, I just can't tell you how excited I am and how much I appreciate it".

Jim McGrath, a spokesman for George H.W. Bush, says the hurricane relief effort has raised at least $31 million since it began September 7.

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