Bethenny Frankel and her BStrong initiative are lending a helping hand with assisting people and local children during the coronavirus shutdowns.
No matter your current opinion on the former Real Housewives of New York star, Bethenny Frankel is doing her part to assist with those affected by the coronavirus. Bethenny’s BStrong initiative focuses on “Providing real time emergency assistance to people in crisis,” according to their website.
Bethenny and her crew have assisted after the Paradise Fires in California, after Hurricane Willa in Mexico, Hurricane Michael in Florida, the Earthquake in Puerto Rico and many other natural disasters. After Bethenny saw what was happening with Bryn’s classmates and their parents, she decided to step in and help.
“I’m no expert on infectious diseases, but I am a mother and a New Yorker, and instead of living in my own anxieties and fear, I can help less fortunate parents in dealing with theirs,” she told PEOPLE.
Bethenny said they are gathering masks, gloves, hydration kits, antibacterial soap and wipes and plan to distribute them to areas in need. She’s already gathered $50,000 to help parents who can’t afford to provide an extra meal or can’t afford childcare.
She also said she’s explaining the situation to Bryn as best she can, telling her not to be scared and to be sure to wash her hands a lot. Bethenny also mentioned she was heading to Nashville, Tennessee soon to assist in the area hit by tornadoes.
“We help pets, we help people, we rebuild homes, she told PEOPLE. You can donate to BStrong to assist in all of their missings through their website. Thank you, Bethenny!
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.
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