Friday, 29 September 2017

Trump’s inauguration committee donates $3 million to Hurricane relief

President Trump’s inaugural committee has announced it intends to donate $3 million to several organizations assisting with hurricane relief.

Just like many other donations, chairman of the private Presidential Inaugural Committee Thomas Barrack Jr said the money will be divided equally between three organizations which have been involved with hurricane relief efforts in the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean, namely, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and Samaritan’s Purse.

“The surplus of these privately donated funds will be put to great substantive use for relief victims throughout the heartbreaking regions of America impacted by the recent catastrophic disasters,” Mr. Barrack said.

“The committee will continue to curate worthwhile causes and make further contributions that serve America’s agenda and will conclude in accordance with its charter in the next few months,” he added.

Many cities in America have been ravaged by Hurricanes in recent weeks.

Hurricane Harvey rocked Texas and Louisiana last month, followed by Hurricane Irma, which jolted the Caribbean and Florida, and the most recent Hurricane Maria which also swept through the Caribbean and made landfall over Puerto Rico, causing power and communications outages over the length and breadth of the island.

Also contrary to circulating grievances over President Trump so-called poor handling of the Puerto Rico Hurricane disaster, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Friday that the Trump administration has been responsive to his requests for aid.

Rosello said: “I have to say that the administration has responded to our petitions. FEMA, Brock Long, has been on the phone virtually all the time with me, checking out how things are going”.

“The different components of the national guard, military, FEMA and our government are working together on the priorities,” he said.

To dismiss Democrats last week’s argument that he didn’t respond quickly enough, Trump boosted aid to the island territory this week, and agreed to ease shipping rules in the hopes of getting aid there more quickly, after officials said shipping rules were slowing down the effort.

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