Bethenny Frankel, OG of The Real Housewives of New York City, recently appeared on the Fox Business Network to discuss her B Strong charity organization that is currently helping Australia amid the severe wildfires.
While discussing her charity that is providing relief around the world, Bethenny said that the RHONY is “emotionally taxing” and “unhealthy.” This has helped her to be organized, though, and now that she’s left the hit series she is able to focus on her organization more. She shared, “I’m very organized. I try to get a good night’s sleep. But this is important and I would not be able to do a show like [The Real Housewives] that’s so emotionally taxing and exhausting and unhealthy and do this.”
Bethenny returned to the RHONY for seasons 8 through 11. Now she spends a lot of time helping charities. She said, “It’s a good portion.”
B Strong provided aid to the Amazon and California and felt “very, very equipped to handle the fires in Australia and understand the beast.” She explained, “Right now it’s about more firefighters, internationally. We’ve coordinated with the Miami Fire Department and their fire chiefs and they are coordinating with Australia to bring from the U.S. fire teams to help with the fires but stay until the situation gets under control.”
The unique thing about B Strong, is that they give updates to everyone who donates so that they can see how their money is being used. She said, “I think it’s important to have control over where you’re donating so you get constant information. B Strong lets you know, okay, we are amassing gear from all over the world right now, putting it in containers to outfit firefighters to go and to stay. We’re also helping shelters for animals and humans. I just think it’s important to empower people to feel that they can trust that 100 percent is going to the relief effort.”
B Strong is also rebuilding homes in Puerto Rico, plus building 700 roofs and three schools in The Bahamas. Bethenny explained, “We don’t leave the second the headlines leave and just hand some money. We go through rebuild.”
I’m glad that Bethenny’s organization is providing relief to those who really need it! I know they’re going to continue doing great things around the world. B Strong is making a difference! Sending love and prayers.
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Source: Fox Business