Donate $1 Million Of Personal Funds To Aid Harvey Victims
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On August 31st, 2017, at the beginning of recovery from Hurricane Harvey, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump "would like to join in the efforts that a lot of the people that we've seen across this country do, and he's pledging $1 million of personal money to the fund." It was not specified at the time as to where or how these funds would be used, or when.
Confirmation of receipt of donations by several organizations was established in September 2017.
A total of 12 organizations were designated to receive donations, according to the White House: The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army received the largest portions of the president’s donation – $300,000 each. Two groups associated with Christian ministries – Samaritan’s Purse and Reach Out America – were promised $100,000 each. Eight other groups – the ASPCA, Catholic Charities, Direct Relief, Habitat for Humanity, the Houston Humane Society, Operation Blessing, Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies and Team Rubicon – would receive $25,000 apiece.