Bethenny Frankel is sending $10 million in aid to Ukrainian citizens affected by the Russian invasion through her disaster relief initiative, B Strong.
BStrong is a worldwide initiative in partnership with Global Empowerment Mission. Over the past couple days, the “Real Housewives of New York City” alum has been sharing updates on her nonprofit’s urgency to help Ukrainian citizens flee to safety as the crisis escalates.
On Friday night, the entrepreneur took to Instagram to share that BStrong has focused its efforts on helping Ukrainian women and children who fled to the border of Poland.
The initial commitment was to send 100,000 hygiene and survival kits, sleeping bags and aid totaling $10 million. In addition, financial donations are also going to “individual cases and families through cash, cards and plane tickets.”
As of Friday afternoon, Frankel said donations were coming in every three seconds, and the organization has upped its goal.
Frankel’s team already has a warehouse filled with $16 million in aid.
Crisis kits being provided to those in need include blankets, sleeping bags, toiletry kits, nonperishables and water, plus generators. Donations to BStrong can be made through Frankel’s website.
Source: NY Post.
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