White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has revealed President Trump will donate his first quarter salary for this year to the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Acting VA Sec Robert Wilkie here today to accept donation of Pres Trump’s 1st Quarter salary to the Dept of Veterans Affairs pic.twitter.com/crTr3myqwI
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) May 17, 2018
The president, who committed to donating his presidential salary to worthy causes, last year donated to the Department of Transportation, the National Park Service, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Readjustment counseling, outreach, referral services – just a few of the no-cost benefits Vet Centers offer to eligible Veterans & their family members. Get a behind-the-scenes look at a Vet Center during the #ExploreVA Facebook Live tour with @DAVHQ. https://t.co/9EuNT7j44p pic.twitter.com/JKzjRbOkpI
— Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) May 16, 2018
Sanders said the $100,000 quarterly salary would go toward the VA’s caregiver programs, with acting Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie confirming the money will go towards mental health and peer support programs, financial aid and research that will assist individuals caring for veterans.
“The President’s gift underscores his promise to do all he can for vets, which includes supporting those who care for veterans,” Wilkie shared. “Not just those of us at the VA, but the husbands, the wives, the families and the community caregivers who are out there day in and day out.”