Skip to main content

President Trump Makes Harvey Donations to Operation Blessing, Other Christian Aid Groups


Share This article

Washington – President Trump is donating $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, and CBN's Operation Blessing was chosen to receive $25,000 of that money.

Operation Blessing has been on the ground in Texas since before Hurricane Harvey made landfall and has been helping in the aftermath. As residents begin to make their way back to their homes in some areas, many are facing the grim reality that everything they have could be destroyed, or worse, gone altogether.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Lone Star State twice after the storm hit visiting with hurricane survivors, first responders, volunteers and local leaders. The President and First Lady announced their personal million-dollar donation along with their continued prayer for the people of Texas and Lousiana.

$1 Million Dollar Donation Details:

• Salvation Army – $300,000
• Red Cross – $300,000
• Samaritan's Purse – $100,000
• Reach out America – $100,000

• Operation Blessing – $25,000
• Catholic Charities – $25,000
• Direct Relief – $25,000
• Habitat for Humanity – $25,000
• ASPCA – $25,000
• Houston Humane Society – $25,000
• Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies – $25,000
• Team Rubicon – $25,000

Give to CBN's Operation Blessing Disaster Relief Fund Now:

CBN sponsors relief efforts from local offices around the world. Teams mobilize quickly and work alongside other organizations, churches, and local community leaders to bring immediate relief: health care, food distribution, materials such as utensils, blankets, hygiene kits, and more. In the U.S. Gulf Coast following Harvey, in Haiti, Japan, Indonesia, and many other regions, lives are restored through the donations and prayers of CBN viewers.


Share This article

About The Author


Ben Kennedy is an Emmy Award-winning White House correspondent for CBN News in Washington, D.C. He has more than a decade of reporting experience covering breaking news nationwide. He's traveled cross country covering the President and scored exclusive interviews with lawmakers and White House officials. Kennedy spent seven years reporting for WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami, Florida. While there he reported live from Kingston, Jamaica, as Hurricane Matthew hit the island. He was the first journalist to interview Diana Nyad moments after her historic swim from Cuba to Key West. He reported