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'Our hearts are in Houston:' Former President George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush prays for Houstonians

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HOUSTON – Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush released a statement regarding the historic flooding in Houston and all Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey.

He tweeted, “Barbara and I are in Maine, but our hearts are in Houston. We are praying for all of our fellow Houstonians.”

President 41 released the following statement in full:

"Barbara and I are in Maine, but our hearts are in Houston. We are praying for all of our fellow Houstonians and Texans affected by Harvey, and (are) truly inspired by the flotilla of volunteers -- Points of Light all -- who are answering the call to help their neighbors. We salute them, the first responders, and the local elected officials for their grit and determination in the face of this extraordinary storm. This we know: Houston, and Texas, will come together and rebuild."

George W. Bush released the following statement on Hurricane Harvey:

"This morning I spoke with Governor Abbott about the rescue and operations underway in Houston and along the Gulf Coast. Laura and I are moved by the heroic work of the first responders and volunteers who are putting themselves at risk to save others. The devastation breaks our hearts, but we are confident that these strong communities will recover and thrive.

"Laura and I are pleased to donate to Team Rubicon, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. We hope our fellow citizens will join us in giving to these groups and others that are making a difference on the ground. We are proud of the people of Texas for showing the resilience and compassion of our state, and we pray for their safety and well-being."

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