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From the Clinton Foundation.


Initial plan to raise funds for organizations helping Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas and Houston now will also direct monies raised to the Florida Disaster Fund

The “One America Appeal” launched last week by all five living former presidents to raise private money for hurricane victims today announced that their efforts will also aid Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Florida Disaster Fund, following its activation by Governor Rick Scott.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist the state’s communities as they respond to and recover from destructive storms. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.

One hundred percent of funds donated to the Florida Disaster Fund will go toward disaster-related response and recovery because the fund has no overhead costs.

This weekend, One America Appeal is also launching a second public service announcement, “One America Appeal,” which will air during the NFL’s telecasts all day Sunday and Monday night. The PSA alerts viewers that online, tax-deductible donations may continue to be made at OneAmericaAppeal.org.

A special restricted account has been established through the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation to collect and quickly distribute donations to ensure 100 cents out of every dollar goes to assist hurricane victims. In addition to the Florida Disaster Recovery Fund, donations will also be shared with the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund focusing on the greater Houston region, and the Rebuild Texas Fund assisting communities across the state.

The PSA “One America Appeal” can now be seen online at OneAmericaAppeal.org.


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ICYMI Hillary posted this on Facebook.


Edited to add a response to the person who asked what the foundation is doing.

How you can help communities affected by the devastating storm

On Friday, Hurricane Harvey touched down in Texas, registering as the strongest storm to land on U.S. soil in more than a decade. Harvey has returned inland as a tropical storm, setting off devastating amounts of floodwater that have overwhelmed the Houston area and surrounding communities.

Thousands have been forced to flee or take refuge in local shelters, and life-saving rescues are still ongoing throughout the region. Harvey is expected to continue bringing rainfall to the already deluged Southeast Texas area over the next few days, and Louisiana is bracing for more massive downpours as well. The National Weather Service has called the storm’s impact “unprecedented.”

Among the organizations mobilizing to address the needs of Harvey’s victims are members of the Clinton Foundation community. For more information about efforts underway and how you can help, see the following list, and check back for additional details as they’re made available.

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