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The “One America Appeal” concert for hurricane relief, featuring all five living former presidents, took place on Saturday. Gossip Cop has video from the event!

Following Hurricane Harvey in Texas, it was announced Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama had come together to launch “One America Appeal,” a charity initiative calling on “fellow citizens and friends around the world to support the staggering recovery needs.” The effort, which began with two PSAs, was expanded days later to also aid those suffering after Hurricane Irma hit Florida. Two weeks later, it was confirmed donations would also go towards Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

And to further encourage fundraising, the presidents decided to host a benefit concert. Called “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal,” the show was held Saturday night at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena with Alabama, Lyle Lovett, Yolanda Adams, Lee Greenwood and more. President H.W. Bush said in a statement, “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.”

He added, “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.” On Friday, the Bush Foundation tweeted, “With top musical talent from Texas & beyond, Deep from the Heart: The One America Appeal Concert promises to be an uplifting, unforgettable night. Bring your friends, family and neighbors, and we look forward to seeing you October 21st.” On Saturday, Clinton retweeted the message, adding, “As Americans, we lift each other up. I’m proud to be a part of this night. Hope you’ll tune in.”

Current president Donald Trump will not be in attendance, but the White House released a video message he filmed for the occasion. In it, he called his predecessors “some of America’s finest public servants.” He added, “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.” Check out the video below from the “One America Appeal” concert, as well as Trump’s message.

 


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