Sunday 25 February 2018

Donald Trump pledges $1 million personal donation to help Harvey relief efforts

Donald Trump has pledged to give a personal donation to relief efforts to support victims of Hurricane Harvey (AP)
Donald Trump has pledged to give a personal donation to relief efforts to support victims of Hurricane Harvey (AP)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The White House says US President Donald Trump is pledging one million US dollars in personal funds to Hurricane Harvey storm relief efforts.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at a briefing on Thursday.

She said he is calling on reporters to help decide which specific organisation he will give to.

Mr Trump has been criticised in the past for giving far less of his income to charitable causes than many other multi-billionaires.

Harvey's flood waters have heavily damaged tens of thousands of homes across Texas and killed at least 30 people. The storm is now threatening the region near the Texas-Louisiana state line.

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