A hurricane relief effort led by five former U.S. presidents that included a Texas concert with rock star Lady Gaga has raised more than $41 million.
A statement Wednesday from One America Appeal says the money benefited hurricane recovery in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Spokesman Jim McGrath says more than 110,000 donors gave $41.3 million.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25, 2017 in South Texas. Hurricane Irma later hit Florida. Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama attended the Oct. 21 fundraising concert at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Donations went to a special account through the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.
Delighted to join my distinguished colleagues in thanking each donor who, out of the goodness in their hearts, helped our fellow Americans. Your kindness and support has made a difference. One America Appeal Concludes Fundraising with Over $41 Million https://t.co/YX0U1NBkNV
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) January 24, 2018
OAA has concluded fundraising with over $41 million raised from over 110,000 donors assisting hurricane relief efforts in TX, FL, PR and USVI. Fmr Presidents Carter, Bush (41), Clinton, Bush (43) and Obama thank each donor who contributed. More info at: https://t.co/Ou1cyTCMOX pic.twitter.com/rpdZ1n6GZx
— One America Appeal (@AmericaAppeal) January 24, 2018