President Trump's $1 million Harvey relief donation goes to 12 organizations

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump and Melania Trump meet people impacted by Hurricane Harvey during a visit to the NRG Center in Houston.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have designated 12 organizations to receive contributions from their $1 million personal donation for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Trump said via press release, "The President and First Lady witnessed the work of some of these groups first hand while visiting with hurricane survivors, first responders, volunteers, and Federal, State, and local officials, and are proud to further assist the recovery efforts in Texas."

The 12 organizations and the contribution amounts:

Reach out America - $100,000

Red Cross - $300,000

Salvation Army - $300,000

Samaritan's Purse - $100,000

ASPCA - $25,000

Catholic Charities - $25,000

Direct Relief - $25,000

Habitat for Humanity - $25,000

Houston Humane Society - $25,000

Operation Blessing - $25,000

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies - $25,000

Team Rubicon - $25,000

White House Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders first announced the donation on Thursday, August 31. During the press briefing, Sanders said Trump wanted input from reporters for which charities he should give donations.