In a YouTube video posted Oct. 4, Governor Gary Herbert pleaded for Utahans to help those devastated by Hurricane Maria.
“Like you, our family’s been very touched by the devastation we’ve seen recently in Puerto Rico and the virgin islands,” he said.
It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Maria, and many Puerto Ricans still don’t have food, water or power.
“I’m calling upon the people of Utah to see if they can find ways to help alleviate this pain and suffering. Find ways to donate generously,” Governor Herbert said.
Governor Herbert suggested donating to the United Way or a church organization, especially as the holiday season approaches. He recommended going to puertorico.uw.org or calling 211.
“I know that Utahns are the most charitable and giving people in America, maybe in the world,” he said.
In calling for hurricane relief, the governor joins all five living former presidents.
“As former presidents, we want to help our fellow Americans begin to recover,” former president Barack Obama said in a video.
In addition to Obama, former president George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will be holding a benefit concert at Texas A&M on October 21. The proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief efforts.
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