Author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel has announced her foundation BStrong, in partnership with the Global Empowerment Mission, is committing $10 million to helping the people of Ukraine.
In a post on Twitter, Bethenny shared that her teams are currently in Kyiv “to meet Ukraine partners” and will head to Poland next “to set up base camps for refugee supplies” following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country.
“We are in motion to ship 100,000 hygiene kits, #BStrong survival kits, blankets, generators, sleeping bags to Ukraine’s NATO boarding countries,” she writes, sharing a video of dozens of people stacking and packing boxes.
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“This initial commitment of supplies will exceed $10M. Our teams will be on the ground in Rzeszów, Poland Friday to set up base camps for refugee operations with our Polish and Ukranian partners. We’re also working with military professionals, former Green Berets, and airlifting shipping boxes today. Airways are closed and it’s taking 7 hours to exit to Kiev [sic].”
Bethenny is known for supporting global humanitarian efforts through BStrong often flying to the disaster zones to physically help and distribute goods. Her teams have provided relief in the past to those affected by natural disasters in Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia and more.
BStrong works with donations from private individuals, companies and foundations and according to their website, over 10,000 people and entities have contributed to their efforts to date.
To learn more about their work, check out bethenny.com/bstrong.
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