All 5 residing former US presidents will take part in a profit live performance to increase cash for hurricane aid efforts in Texas later this month, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation introduced immediately.
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will seem at Reed Arena at Texas A&M University on October 21 for the “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” live performance.
The occasion may even function rock and nation musicians together with ALABAMA, the Gatlin Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Sam Moore, Yolanda Adams, Cassadee Pope and Stephanie Quayle. Country music artist Lee Greenwood will emcee the occasion.
“The 43rd President and I, and our distinguished colleagues in this ‘One America Appeal,’ are very grateful to these wonderful performers — some of them old friends, some of them new — for giving their time and talent to help the urgent cause of hurricane recovery in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean,” President George H.W. Bush mentioned in a press release. “It’s important that those affected by these devastating storms know that, even if the path to recovery feels like a road that goes on forever, we’re with them for the long haul.”
This isn’t the primary time the previous presidents have come collectively for “The One America Appeal.” After Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in September, all 5 had been impressed to be a part of forcesand filmed a video urging residents to assist out amid the devastating flooding.
They have since resumed the trouble in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.
“We love you Texas,” the elder Bush, who raised his household in Texas and beforehand served as a congressman from the state, mentioned in a video posted to the One America Appeal web site.
Three of the previous presidents — Obama, Clinton and Bush 43 — had been simply collectively final week as they celebrated the opening ceremony of the Presidents Cup golf match in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Funds collected via live performance ticket gross sales will all be donated to victims of the storms and distributed from quite a lot of charities. These organizations embrace the Houston Harvey Relief Fund, specializing in the larger Houston area; Rebuild Texas Fund, helping hurricane-ravaged communities throughout the state; the Florida Disaster Fund; Juntos y Unidos Por Puerto Rico, launched by First Lady Beatriz Rossello and a non-public sector coalition; and The Fund for the Virgin Islands.