The evangelical humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse is among the 12 recipients of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump’s $1 million donation to charities helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
A news release published by the White House Wednesday lists the different nonprofit organizations and the amounts of money each will receive.
The North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse, which is headed by evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, has mobilized over 2,100 volunteers to help victims in Southeast Texas prepare their homes for restoration, and will receive $100,000 from the president and first lady.
Graham took to his Facebook page on Thursday to thank the Trumps for their donation.
“I want to say thank you to President Donald J. Trump and first lady Melania Trump for the gift they announced to Samaritan’s Purse to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas,” Graham wrote. “We appreciate them and all of those who have given so generously to help meet these great needs. I am grateful for their confidence in the work that Samaritan’s Purse is doing.”
The disaster relief organization Reach Out America, a Houston-based group which is associated with the United Pentecostal Church International, also received $100,000. Meanwhile, the Salvation Army and American Red Cross will receive donations of $300,000 a piece.
Donations of $25,000 were given to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Catholic Charities, Direct Relief, Habitat for Humanity, Houston Humane Society, Operation Blessing, Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies and Team Rubicon.
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Source: Christian Post