Through their nonprofit, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are helping provide support for Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas as they try to recover from the winter storms that struck Texas a week ago.
The Dallas shelter posted that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are replacing the roof at the shelter’s transitional housing facility with a donation from the Archewell Foundation, their nonprofit.
“In spite of the devastating winter storms here in Texas, our hearts have been warmed by the support and generosity of people from all 50 states and five foreign countries,” said Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support in a statement.
For the first time in 35+ yrs, our emergency shelter & transitional housing have been completely shut down due to burst pipes & power loss. If you are currently in a position to help, we ask that you make a donation; our needs are critical and immediate: https://t.co/ROAvzIsHBg pic.twitter.com/qXPdWsylyn
— Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support (@GenesisShelter) February 18, 2021
Genesis Women’s Shelter had to close their emergency shelter and transitional housing for the first time in 35 years during the storms after pipes burst and the shelter lost power, the organization reported last week.
Genesis said they were able to reopen their emergency shelter over the weekend, but it will be months before they can reopen their transitional housing.
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SOURCE: WFAA, Elizabeth Wiley