Trump declares Sunday as National Day of Prayer

11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Sunday, September 03 2017 Sep 3, 2017 Sunday, September 03, 2017 4:05:00 PM CDT September 03, 2017 in Top Stories
By: Zara McDowell, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - President Trump declared Sunday, September 3 as National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

President Trump made this decision on Friday.

Hurricane Harvey brought more than 50 inches of rain in many areas and destroyed between 30,000 and 40,000 homes.

During Trump's official proclamation he asked, "Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey."

The President and the First Lady celebrated the day at an Episcopal service at St. John's Church in downtown Washington.

In response to the national day of prayer, Columbia resident Lily Oppenheimer said, "Declarations of prayer doesn't really seem to solve anything to me."

Springfield resident Sam Aguayo said, "It's a really good effort. Something we should be focusing more on is relief as in donations, blood donations, food donations, and monetary values."

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