Help On The Way: 'RHONY' Alum Bethenny Frankel Is Using Her BStrong Initiative To Send Aid To Texas

rhony alum bethenny frankel is using her b stong initiative to send aid to texas
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Feb. 19 2021, Updated 11:32 a.m. ET

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Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel is lending a hand to support people struggling with the devastating winter storm and power outages in Texas. 

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The 50-year-old's BStrong initiative is said to be teaming up with Michael Capponi’s Global Empowerment Mission to fill up trucks to deliver relief kits to 1,400 families.

The kits can reportedly support a family of five and contain a month’s worth of non-perishable foods, hygiene products and personal protective gear and are valued at $132.

The first three trucks are predicted to be in Texas as early as Tuesday, February 23, and each truck can hold $184,000 worth of goods. 

Frankel took to Twitter to ask for donations as "the aid distributed is from our warehouse that constantly depletes & refill[s] during a crisis. [Money] is to be distributed to people in need to survive & rebuild."

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"Good evening.... #bstrong will be sending aid via truck to Texas. More information will be provided tomorrow as many of you have been asking via Instagram comments. http://bethenny.com/bstrong to donate. [100] goes to effort as always. The aid we distribute is donated. @GEMmissions," Frankel tweeted. 

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"We’ll set a realistic goal tomorrow for a raise for this crisis. TX can count on you," she added.

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According to Page Six, the 60,000-square-foot warehouse is filled with goods such as lumber, water, generators, pet food and diapers all year round. 

Frankel launched the initiative in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Houston in 2017 and has since lent support to causes such as a "US Small Business Rebuild" fund, which gave donations to over 100 small businesses to help them recover and reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

BStrong also provided relief during the earthquake in Puerto Rico in 2020 as "100% of BStrong donations go directly to helping individuals in disaster affected areas with no administrative or overhead expenses withdrawn." 

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