Melania Trump: Texas Hurricane Victims Need Renewed Help during Holiday Season
First Lady Melania Trump, along with Second Lady Karen Pence, are in Texas today, urging continued support for hurricane victims, particularly during the holiday season.
According to CBN News, the two women will go to Corpus Christi first to meet with first responders who helped victims of Hurricane Harvey. They will also travel to Rockport Texas to meet a family who lost their home in the hurricane.
In a statement from the White House, the First Lady encouraged Americans to continue to provide aid and support to hurricane victims, especially through the holiday season.
“The effects of the hurricane season are still being felt throughout southern portions of the United States and in Puerto Rico, and residents still need our help,” said Mrs. Trump. “While I am heartened by the strength and resilience of those impacted by the storms, I will continue doing all that I can to lend a voice and shine a spotlight on those who need assistance to rebuild and start new family traditions.”
“As Christmas and the New Year approach, I encourage people to lend their time volunteering or providing financial support to those still reeling from the hurricanes,” she continued.
Mrs. Pence echoed the First Lady’s sentiments, stating before their trip, “I am looking forward to the opportunity to accompany the First Lady in Texas and to visit with families and their children in the communities most impacted by the storm. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Texas.”
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Publication date: December 6, 2017