President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has donated $50,000 to Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, to help migrants children separated from their parents by her father.
“We @Prestonwood are currently working to provide solutions to care for children during this terrible immigration crisis,” Graham tweeted. “Our espanol ministry let by Gilberto Corredera is stepping up to the challenge to express the love of Jesus. We are broken-hearted and determined to act.”
In the news release, Graham cited Ivanka’s donation as evidence that “the beauty of America and the people in our church is that we don’t have to wait for our politicians to sort out their disagreements in order to do what is right.”
In this June 26, 2018, photo, Ivanka Trump watches as President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to 1st Lt. Garlin Conner during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
According to Fox News, the reported donation came days before President Donald Trump signed an executive order that reversed his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
Since its enactment in April, approximately 2,300 children have been separated from their parents.
Fox News reported that during a Sunday church service Graham thanked Ivanka for her donation and said he plans to meet with other church leaders and federal officials in South Texas to assess the crisis at the border.
Graham has led the Prestonwood Baptist Church for nearly 30 years.
A church spokesman, cited by The Morning News, said the church has raised an additional $20,000 from 20 individual donors for their campaign.