First lady Melania Trump offers support following Hurricane Harvey visit

After her visit to Texas with President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump released a statement through the White House offering help and support "not through just words, but also action."

First lady Trump's full statement reads:

The effects of Hurricane Harvey will be felt in Texas, Louisiana, and other parts of the country for many months and years to come. So far, 1.7 million people are under orders to evacuate their homes, and, as the floodwater in Houston rises, sadly, so will the number of evacuees.

I want to be able to offer my help and support in the most productive way possible, not through just words, but also action. What I found to be the most profound during the visit was not only the strength and resilience of the people of Texas, but the compassion and sense of community that has taken over the State. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Texas and Louisiana.

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