Former U.S. Presidents Raise $31 Million For Hurricane Relief
All five living former presidents got together Saturday night (October 21) to raise Hurricane relief money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria. More than $31 million taken in, according to PBS.
Per CBS, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama attended Deep From The Heart: The One America Appeal, a benefit concert that was held at Reed Temple Arena at Texas A&M University. All former presidents spoke briefly to the crowd except for George H.W. Bush and even president Trump appeared via video message praising the efforts of his predecessors.
The event was hosted by country performer Lee Greenwood, and featured many country and rock performers. Also, gospel singer Yolanda Adams was in attendance and Lady Ga Ga made a surprise appearance.
The money raised from the appeal will be given to various charities and relief organizations in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.