President Trump has made good on his promise to donate $1 million of his own money to charities helping with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, The Hill reported Saturday.
The White House did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment, but Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The Hill that the president cut checks to 12 organizations helping the disaster relief following the monster storm, which slammed into Texas and Louisiana last month.
The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold was the first to report that the White House was giving out the money but it was not immediately clear whether the charities had received the donations or whether the checks would arrive in the coming days.
The Hill confirmed with multiple groups that they have, in fact, received the president’s donations this week. Among the recipients: The American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the ASPCA, Catholic Charities, Direct Relief, Habitat for Humanity, the Houston Humane Society, Operation Blessing, Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies and Team Rubicon, and two groups associated with Christian ministries — Samaritan’s Purse and Reach Out America.
Trump has a spotty record when it comes to his charitable donations. In Jan. 2016, then-candidate Trump announced he was giving $1 million to veteran groups, but it was only after reporters pressed him that the money was eventually doled out.