Former Presidents Visit Ike Ravaged Region

By: 23 Storm Team/CBS
By: 23 Storm Team/CBS

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 (10/14) 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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