President Trump has declared Sunday September 3, 2017 a National Day of Prayer for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"Americans have always come to the aid of their fellow countrymen. Friend helping friend, neighbor helping neighbor, stranger helping stranger -- we’ve seen it perhaps more so than at any time, so vividly at least, during Hurricane Harvey," Trump said Friday from the Oval Office. "From the beginning of our nation, Americans have joined together in prayer during times of great need to ask for God’s blessing and God’s guidance. When we look across Texas and Louisiana, we see the American spirit of service embodied by countless men and women."
"Families have given food and shelter to those in need. Houses of worship have organized efforts to clean up communities and repair damaged homes. People have never seen anything quite like this. Individuals of every background are striving for the same goal: to aid and comfort people facing devastating losses. As Americans, we know that no challenge is too great for us to overcome -- no challenge," he continued. "We invite all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members and friends, and for those who are suffering from this great crisis."
The President will visit damaged areas of Texas and Louisiana with the First Lady on Saturday. He was in Corpus Christie and Austin earlier this week. Vice President Mike Pence visited Houston on Thursday and helped with cleanup efforts.