Clinton to Join Former President Bush in Tsunami Aid

JANUARY 3, 2005 - Posted at 2:33 p.m. CST

WASHINGTON - President Bush has tapped former Presidents Clinton and Bush to lead a nationwide charitable fund-raising effort for victims of the Asian tsunamis.  The White House announced the effort today.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan says Clinton and the elder Bush will encourage businesses, organizations and citizens to help in relief and reconstruction of the disaster area.

The president announced the effort in the White House's Roosevelt Room with the two former presidents at his side.

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