First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpStatue of Melania Trump set on fire in Slovenia The Memo: Trump gambles on school push The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook- Schools weigh reopening options MORE is urging Americans to help with hurricane relief efforts in a new public service announcement, the White House announced Tuesday.

"The president and I have witnessed firsthand the compassion and commitment of Americans as friends, neighbors, and strangers continue to volunteer time and money to help one another following the recent hurricanes,” Trump says in the video, which was recorded in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“Your help is still needed.”


The first lady's message comes after Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the mainland United States were battered by multiple hurricanes this season.

President Trump's administration has been criticized over its initial relief efforts in Puerto Rico, whose residents are dealing with a lack of electricity and water shortages following the storms.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Trump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' MORE and the first lady traveled to the United States territory earlier this month to assess the damage.