On Thursday, the First Family demonstrated their solidarity and will to help victims affected by Hurricane Irma, not by only serving in every department, but also by providing and paying for meals for people affected by the storm in Naples, Florida.
Initially, Fox news reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid for the aforementioned meals, but stood corrected shortly after.
“So moments ago I said that the food was provided by FEMA, as often they will do, but this is a nuance now,” host Faulkner said. “The president and the first lady now are hosting this event with their own catering, if you will.”
“They paid for the food this is being distributed right now,” co-host Sandra Smith added to clarify.
“That’s awesome,” Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe said. “I commend him for being there today, shaking their hand, looking them in the eye and giving them that hope and belief that things are going to get better.”
“This is what a president does,” Faulkner added.
In addition, First Lady Melania Trump shared a twitter video from aboard Marine One that monitored the area prior to Trump’s arrival.
Before touching down in Naples, air tour of hurricane damage. There is much work to be done, but America is with you Florida! pic.twitter.com/eWdJHmuQUK
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 14, 2017
“There is much work to be done, but America is with you Florida!” she wrote.
Both Trump and Melania decided to donate $1 million, divided in 12 different charities that collected Hurricane relief means.
Some of these organizations included the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, with $300,000 being transferred to each.
Others, like Reach out America and Samaritan’s Purse, were given $100,000 a piece, while the remaining eight received $25,000 respectively.
The relief funds are largely monitored by FEMA, an organization working tightly with each and every of these aid groups.