President Donald Trump has graciously donated one million dollar of his own money to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
In addition to donating money, both the president and First Lady Melania Trump have been hands on in Texas, assisting with helping people affected by Harvey.
President Trump has announced that he is splitting the $1 million among 12 different charities.
According to the White House there were other recipients “recommended, at the invitation of the President, by members of the White House Press Corps.”
The White House said Trump would give $100,000 to Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian aid agency run by Franklin Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham. Franklin Graham has been a key political supporter of Trump’s: Last month, while Trump was under fire for his comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Graham publicly defended Trump and said the blame lay instead with Satan, for “evil in men’s hearts.” Vice President Pence also met with Samaritan’s Purse volunteers during his separate trip to hurricane-ravaged areas.
The remaining gifts were all for $25,000 each. The White House said they would go to:
—Operation Blessing International, a faith-based disaster-relief charity based in Virginia Beach
— The Houston Humane Society
—Team Rubicon, a charity that sends teams of military veterans to help in disaster zones.
—Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies, a nonprofit group that focuses on helping those with disabilities.
—Direct Relief, a medical-aid group which has shipped doses of medicines and vaccines — all of which must be kept cold — to flood-ravaged areas in Texas.
It has not been said yet whether the charities already have the money being donated, or if they will be receiving the checks soon.