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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ex-Presidents Team Up for Hurricane Aid

George H.W. Bush made a surprise appearance at Bill Clinton's philanthropy conference yesterday to announce that the two will team up to raise money for relief in parts of Louisiana and Texas battered by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. James A. Baker III, Bush's secretary of state and a partner at a Houston law firm, will serve as the national chairman of the recovery fund. In 2005, the two former presidents raised millions in aid after the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

SOURCE: Washington Post staff

IN FACT {vbar} The Bush Clinton Coastal Recovery Fund will collaborate with state and local officials to rebuild infrastructure.

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