Quantcast

Melania Trump, Karen Pence to visit Coastal Bend today - KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi

Melania Trump, Karen Pence to visit Coastal Bend today

Posted: Updated:

First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence are traveling to the Coastal Bend today to continue their efforts in assisting those affected by this year's devastating hurricane season.

Upon arrival to Corpus Christi, the two will participate in a meet-and-greet with first responders who are part of the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort.  

Mrs. Trump and Mrs. Pence will then travel to Rockport to meet with a family whose home was destroyed in the hurricane.  They will also see the family's new Manufactured Housing Unit, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which will serve as the family's temporary residence until they can move into a new, rebuilt home.

Mrs. Trump and Mrs. Pence will also visit a local elementary school, touring classrooms and speaking with faculty and students about the hurricane.  

The two will conclude their day with a stop at a local food bank to meet with volunteers and help sort boxes of donations.

"The effects of the hurricane season are still being felt throughout southern portions of the United States and in Puerto Rico, and residents still need our help," said First Lady Melania Trump.  "While I am heartened by the strength and resilience of those impacted by the storms, I will continue doing all that I can to lend a voice and shine a spotlight on those who need assistance to rebuild and start new family traditions.  As Christmas and the New Year approach, I encourage people to lend their time volunteering or providing financial support to those still reeling from the hurricanes."

"Our hearts are encouraged by the people of Texas and their continued enthusiasm to help each other pick up the pieces and rebuild after Hurricane Harvey," said Mrs. Karen Pence.  "I am looking forward to the opportunity to accompany the First Lady in Texas and to visit with families and their children in the communities most impacted by the storm.  Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Texas."

Reading on your phone? It's better with the app. Download the KRIS 6 News Mobile App for iOS/iPhone here and for Android here.


Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.
WEATHER
Coastal Bend Radar
Powered by Frankly

© KRISTV.com 2017, KRISTV.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?