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Hurricane Relief Effort Led By Ex-U.S. Presidents Raises $41M

One America Appeal says the money benefited hurricane recovery in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, former Presidents, from left, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama during a hurricane relief concert in College Station, Texas.

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.

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.

 

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