All five members of the most exclusive club in the world — the ex-American presidents club — gathered together in Texas on Saturday as part of a benefit concert to raise money for hurricane relief efforts.

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter attended the event, titled "Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal," at Reed Arena at Texas A&M University in College Station.

President Trump was beamed in by video.

"To Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Melania and I want to express our deep gratitude for your tremendous assistance," Trump said in his message. "This wonderful effort reminds us that we truly are one nation under God, all unified by our values and our devotion to one another."


"It's important that those affected by these devastating storms know that even if the path to recovery feels like a road that goes on forever, we're with them for the long haul," said 93-year-old George H.W. Bush.

"He sets an example for all of us, as does first lady Barbara Bush," Barack Obama said.

"I speak for the folks right here when I say we really admire and love George H.W. Bush," George W. Bush said.

Jimmy Carter, also 93, told the packed house — which featured performances by rock and country musicians like Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Sam Moore, Yolanda Adams, and Lady Gaga — that Habitat for Humanity will build 6,000 homes in hurricane-ravaged areas.

"We've been volunteering since before the Constitution, when Benjamin Franklin organized the first volunteer fire department in Philadelphia," Bill Clinton said.

And Obama added in a pre-recorded video: "As former presidents, we wanted to help our fellow Americans begin to recover. Said Clinton: "People are hurting down here but as one Texan put it, we've got more love in Texas than water."

The presidents launched the fundraiser after Hurricane Harvey smashed Texas in August, and expanded to include Florida, hit by Hurricane Irma, and the U.S. Virgin Islands devastated by Hurricane Maria. So far the effort has raised $31 million.