All living former presidents launch ad for Harvey relief


"As former presidents, we wanted to help our fellow Americans begin to recover", former President Barack Obama shared. The appeal ensures every penny will go to helping hurricane victims.

Former president George W. Bush in a public service announcement for One America Appeal.

However, that didn't stop Trump from jumping into the fray and tweeting his support for the campaign.

The person familiar with the former presidents' appeal said that although the White House was notified ahead of the public announcement, the effort was always meant to include only the ex-presidents without participation from the current commander in chief.

The One America Appeal featuring five former presidents was nationally televised during the opening National Football League broadcast on NBC Thursday night.

"Our friends in Texas, including Presidents Bush '41 and '43, are doing just that", Carter, 92, adds.

This is not the first time presidents have teamed up to help raise funds and provide relief to natural disaster victims. House panel looks at Uber economy Trump asked aides for "a way out" on DACA: report MORE announced their "One America Appeal" to help communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

A narrator picks up, "donate to".

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"The presidents and their staffs will definitely be promoting this through their social media channels", he added.

The campaign will also expand to incorporate the victims of the latest strongest Atlantic Hurricane "Irma" now ravaging the Caribbean and forecasted to strike South Florida over the weekend and subsequently move to Georgia.

Carter points out the relief efforts carried out by Texans, including the Bush family.

"We love you Texas", the elder Bush said in a video posted to the One America Appeal site.

The most successful of the earlier campaigns was for those affected by the tsunami that hit multiple nations on December 26, 2004.

His father, George H.

The two reprised a fundraising appeal after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans in 2005, ultimately raising about $130 million.