All five living former U.S. presidents took to the theater in College Station, Texas, in the region of Saturday night for a lead concert raising funds for hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama first came together last month to commencement the hurricane foster fund One America Appeal. The initiative has raised $31 million to date, following contributions from gone more 80,000 donors. One hundred percent of proceeds has been pledged to helping hurricane victims recover.
On Saturday, 10,000 people gathered at Texas A&M Universitys Reed Arena for the sold-out Deep from the Heart: One America Appeal concert, reported the Texas Tribune. Lyle Lovett, Lee Greenwood and Gospel legend Yolanda Adams were along in the middle of the performers who regaled the crowd. Pop star Lady Gaga then made a shock circulate, and announced she was donating $1 million to the hurricane apportion support to fund.
The audience cheered wildly gone the five former presidents appeared happening for stage. They last gathered together in 2013, along in the middle of Obama was yet in office.
We could not be prouder of the tribute of Americans behind they see their neighbors, subsequent to they see their partners, considering they see strangers in compulsion, Americans step taking place, Obama told the audience. And as distressing as the tragedies that took place here in Texas and in Florida and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been, what weve with seen is the energy of America at its best.
Obama went around to make worse the charitable efforts of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, calling the senior Bush an outstanding American who has always shown grace and feel and courage and served America nobly throughout the years.
President Donald Trump did not attend the discharge adherence, but sent a prerecorded message that was screened during the business.
This astonishing effort reminds us that we in reality are one nation out cold God, all unified by our values and observance to one different, Trump said in his reaction.
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