Texas has been in the headlines recently over the recent winter storms that have caused large-scale damage. Sunday saw the Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support in Dallas, which suffered major damage in the storms, share their thanks to Prince Harris and Meghan Markle for their help.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give support to women’s shelter
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been in the headlines recently over their official departure from the royal family. Meanwhile, speculation is rife as to what will come up during Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming interview with Meghan Markle.
Despite the personal storm experienced by Harry and Meghan, good news has come out of Dallas, Texas, about the couple’s kindness. They lent their support to the Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support in Dallas. The shelter suffered large-scale damage during the recent winter storms. The damage affected their transitional housing facilities, offices and school.
As part of their Archewell Foundation, Meghan and Harry gave their support to the shelter that gives women and children help during abusive situations.
Today, the news of our damages reached Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Through their nonprofit, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility & helping us meet our immediate needs. THANK YOU, ARCHEWELL FOUNDATION! pic.twitter.com/rFtxzvtFRo
— Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support (@GenesisShelter) February 22, 2021
In a tweet, the shelter wrote, “Today the news of our damages reached Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!” They wrote that through their nonprofit, the former royals supported them by replacing the roof at their transitional housing facility. Harry and Meghan also helped the shelter meet its immediate needs. The shelter closed its message by thanking the Archewell Foundation.
Getting the shelter back on its feet
Prince Harry and Meghan’s donation through their Archewell Foundation will go towards replacing the damaged roof. It will also help to make repairs at Annie’s House, the transitional housing facility.
People quotes Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, speaking of Harry and Meghan’s help. Langbein said on Sunday that they were notified that the Sussexes will make a donation to help them get back on their feet. Jan said, “Not only will this gift provide for our critical needs, it shines an international spotlight on violence against women and children, letting survivors know that they are not alone.”
This might be just a photo of a bed, but it was taken in our emergency shelter today & that reflects the fact that a survivor of domestic violence will have a safe place to rest her head tonight. We are so grateful for the support we’ve received from all 50 states – YOU did this! pic.twitter.com/f5YSzZk3t1
— Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support (@GenesisShelter) February 20, 2021
The winter storm in Texas has caused major and widespread damage and flooding. The damage forced Genesis, a shelter that serves 3,700 women and children each year, to completely close. This is the first time the shelter had shut its doors in almost 40 years of operation. However, Langbein said that thanks to “the support and generosity of people from all 50 states and five foreign countries,” the shelter has since been able to reopen.
On Friday, Meghan and Harry also reconfirmed their commitment to giving back. After Buckingham Palace confirmed that the couple would not return to senior royal work, they said, “We can all live a life of service.” Meghan and Harry added that “Service is universal.”
Buckingham Palace confirmed this in its own statement. A spokesperson mentioned that the Queen has spoken about the couple stepping away from the royal family. The Queen said that by stepping away, “it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.” Obviously, Prince Harry and Meghan have proven the royal family wrong.