President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush were instrumental in founding the health-focused relief and development organization nearly 40 years ago and remained loyal Americares supporters for decades. George H.W. Bush and Americares Founder Bob Macauley were friends since childhood.
“President and Mrs. Bush traveled with us on airlifts delivering medicine and relief supplies to crisis zones all over the world, and chaired numerous fundraisers inspiring others to support our mission,” Americares Co-Founder and Permanent Vice Chairman Leila Macauley said. “He believed we could all be points of light and was the most commendable example. We have lost a great friend and a member of the Americares family.”
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