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Hurricane relief: Trump commends ex-presidents as 'finest public servants'

Trump also hailed the resiliency of the American people following the devastation of hurricanes and wildfires

ANI  |  Washington 

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All five living former U.S. presidents joined to support a Texas concert raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AP/PTI

United States President has appreciated and thanked all five of his living predecessors on Saturday for their work to raise funds to help victims of recent

"As we begin to rebuild, some of America's finest public servants are spearheading the Through this effort, all five living former presidents are playing a tremendous role in helping our fellow citizens recover," ABC news quoted Trump, as saying in a video message.

"To presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Melania and I want to express our deep gratitude for your tremendous assistance," he added.

The five former presidents are coming together for the "One America Appeal" concert at A&M University's Reed Arena to raise money for hurricane relief efforts.

The event will feature country music artists Alabama, the Gatlin Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keene and

Trump also hailed the resiliency of the American people following the devastation of this year's deadly and

CNN quoted a White House official as saying that Trump was "honoured to be given an opportunity to participate in relief and recovery efforts," adding that the President "encourages all Americans to be as generous as they can in helping storm survivors through this difficult time."

According to the report, funds collected through concert ticket sales will be distributed through various organizations in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

First Published: Sun, October 22 2017. 14:41 IST