Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter have come together to promote the "One America Appeal" to raise money for the rebuilding effort following Hurricane Harvey. The former presidents released a video on Thursday together urging Americans to donate to help the survivors of the storm, and highlighted how wonderful it was that Americans had come together to support Texas.
Watch the video here:
People seeking to donate to the fund can do so here.
The One America Appeal's website says that the goal is to come together and support Houston and the other communities in the gulf coast, and that "every cent" will help the recovery effort.
Hurricane Harvey brought terrible devastation – but it also brought out the best in humanity. As former Presidents, we wanted to come together and join our fellow citizens in supporting Houston and the communities along the Gulf Coast as they rebuild.
Please give whatever you can. Every cent donated through the One America Appeal will help the victims recover. Thank you.
In these polarizing times, it's nice to see people put aside their differences to support a good cause. Houston's rebuilding effort (and likely Florida's, too) will take years, and any amount of money helps. At the end of the day, we are one America after all--and natural disasters do not discriminate by political party.