Sending prayers to all people and animals harmed by this hurricane and its floods. -GL
President Trump has declared Sunday a “National Day of Prayer” in honor of Texans and others affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“From the beginning of our nation, Americans have joined together in prayer during times of great need to ask for God’s blessing and God’s guidance. When we look across Texas and Louisiana, we see the American spirit of service embodied by countless men and women,” Trump said. “We invite all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members and friends, and for those who are suffering from this great crisis.”
The president was joined by leaders of the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief for Friday’s Oval Office signing. Vice President Mike Pence also attended the ceremony.
Dr. Robert James Jeffress, Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, led the president and the other attendees in prayer.
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to the Corpus Christi and Austin, Texas earlier this week to survey the damage from Harvey, a massive hurricane that damaged hundreds of thousands of home and dumped as much as 50 inches of rain on Houston and surrounding areas. Forty-six fatalities are attributed to the storm and the death toll is expected to rise as recovery efforts continue.
The Trumps are set to go back to Texas on Saturday. The First Family earlier donated $1 million to recovery efforts.