Democrats and Republicans, they may be plenty of disagreements between the two but sometimes there are more important things in life other than politics.
All five living former Presidents of the United States got together and launched a joint effort to raise money for relief following the devastating Hurricane Harvey.
Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama announced on Thursday that they will launch their “One American Appeal” to raise money for Harvey victims.
The former presidents got together and made a video advertisement that will air during the first game of the 2017-18 NFL season Thursday night.
“Hurricane Harvey brought terrible destruction — but it also brought out the best in humanity,” Clinton says in the video.
“As former presidents, we wanted to help our fellow Americans begin to recover,” Obama says.
“People are hurting down here,” George W. Bush says, “but as one Texan put it, ‘we’ve got more love in Texas than water.’ ” His father, George H.W. Bush, then says “we love you, Texas.”
A statement announcing the campaign said it will also plan to help victims of Hurricane Irma, ahead of its projected landfall in Florida.
“As the nation carefully watches the advance of Hurricane Irma, the presidents stand ready to expand their appeal to help those affected by that storm,” the statement said.
If you would like to help you can visit the “One America Appeal” website here.