President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he will donate his entire first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
According to Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, the money donated will go toward caregiver support programs, including mental health, peer support, research, education, training, and financial aid.
“The president’s gift underscores his promise to do all that he can for veterans, which includes supporting those who care for our veterans – Not just those of us at VA, but the husbands, the wives, the families, and the community caregivers who are out there, day in and day out, making life easier for those who have borne the battle,” said Wilkie.
Trump has donated his $100,000 quarterly salary to a different government agency every three months. Last quarter it was a donation to the Department of Transportation for infrastructure projects.
The National Park Service, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services have also received donations so far during his presidency
As a new VA secretary has yet to be announced, it is still at the forefront of Trump’s agenda.
“Congrats to the House for passing the VA Mission Act yesterday,” he tweeted on Thursday. “Without this funding, our veterans will be forced to stand in never-ending lines in order to receive care. Putting politics over our veterans care is UNACCEPTABLE.”