GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Former presidents George H.W. Bush and
Bill Clinton are asking Americans not to forget about the damage
done to the Gulf Coast this past hurricane season.
Bush and Clinton encouraged donations Tuesday to their recovery
fund while touring a beach on hard-hit Galveston Island, where
Hurricane Ike came ashore last month.
FEMA officials briefed the former presidents on recovery
efforts, and Bush and Clinton spoke to residents trying to rebuild
their homes with government aid.
The Bush Clinton Coastal Recovery Fund has so far raised about
$1.5 million toward rebuilding infrastructure along the Gulf Coast.
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