Five Presidents Transcend Politics for Hurricane Relief

Yes, it’s that time again–offering a positive note on today’s news. This month’s co-sponsors of the We Are the World Blogfest are: Shilpa Garg, Sylvia McGrath, Mary Giese, Belinda Witzenhausen and Guilie Castillo.

Now and then, presidents rise above politics. There are five living former American Presidents. They all attended a the One America Appeal concert to benefit hurricane victims. As of the date of this story (October 22), $31 million had been raised.

“We could not be prouder of the response of Americans — when they see their neighbors, when they see their friends, when they see strangers in need, Americans step up,” Obama told the audience. “And as heartbreaking as the tragedies that took place here in Texas and in Florida and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been, what we’ve also seen is the spirit of America at its best.”

Obama went on to highlight the charitable efforts of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, calling the senior Bush an “outstanding American who has always shown grace and character and courage and served America nobly throughout the years.”

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