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The President and Mrs. Bush are thanking Americans for giving and encouraging people to continue to come together through new public service announcements (PSAs) produced by the Ad Council.
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But many charities not directly involved in the relief effort have seen their donations fall. During this season of giving we should all dig a little deeper - if possible - to help the organizations that are helping our neighbors.
Urges Support for America's Charities
Television Script for
LAURA BUSH: So many have given their time, their talent.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Their bravery, their sacrifice and courage to keep this country strong.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Some believe it's astonishing. I believe it's the American character.
LAURA BUSH: As your family gathers, give thanks and think of all that can be done in your community.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Thanks for making such a difference. Thanks for giving.
PRESIDENT BUSH: God bless you. And God bless America.
"One way to defeat terrorism is to show the world the true values of America through the gathering momentum of a million acts of responsibility and decency and service."
President George W. Bush, Nov. 8, 2001
"We are a kinder nation today. People seem to take more time to ask about each other. I notice more people hugging their friends and even reaching out to touch people they barely know. We are opening our doors to our neighbors and our hearts to strangers."
Laura Bush, Nov. 8, 2001
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