Trump pledges $1 million of his personal money to Harvey relief

Trevor Jackson
September 1, 2017

Asked Thursday whether the donation would come from Trump's own fortune or from the coffers of the Trump Organization, Sanders indicated she wasn't sure legally where the donation would originate, but that it would be the President's personal money.

The President has not yet decided where he will donate the money, Ms Sanders said. In January of 2016, then-candidate Trump pledged to give $1 million to veterans charities, but it wasn't until reporters pressed him months later that most of the money was doled out.

A few weeks later, the White House announced that Trump had chose to give his first three months of salary to the Interior Department; his second three months worth went to the Education Department.

"Everybody goes", Baptist Beaumont Hospital Dr. Chima Nwaukwa said as patients were loaded into helicopters and trucks.

President Trump will personally donate $1 million to Harvey relief efforts, according to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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The challenges are different, Jono Anzalone , the vice president of global services at the American Red Cross , told NPR . Heavy rain warnings have also been issued for other parts of Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital.


The announcement comes as Trump is planning a return visit Saturday to Texas, which was hardest hit by the deadly storm. The spokeswoman said Trump specifically told Sanders to ask journalists at the briefing for suggestions since they have been reporting on groups and their relief efforts.

Trump has been criticized in the past for giving far less of his income to charitable causes than many other multi-billionaires.

In Beaumont, Texas, doctors and nurses evacuated some 190 people from a hospital that halted operations after the storm knocked out water service in the city of nearly 120,000 people.

Orange County, which borders Beaumont, on Thursday ordered remaining residents to evacuate the area amid a forecast that the Neches River would crest on Friday, threatening homes.

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