The businesswoman is donating 1 million face masks for medical professionals around the country who fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the lack of medical and sanitation products in the marketplace, she is producing #coronakids to help both people and hospitals.
Bethenny Frankel, 49, is grateful for being able to collaborate through her disaster relief foundation, BStrong. She and her partners are working tirelessly to manufacture and deliver the in-demand medical staple.
And what started as a small donation of masks has become a big reality of solidarity and hope.
The philanthropist shared her goals with her social media followers. In her Twitter, she wrote on Saturday 21st, her mission for this humanitarian program. She wrote:
“As of tonight, we have committed 450k masks and counting. By tomorrow, with more donations, we will be closer to a million. We are helping the nation’s health care workers. This is the largest crisis of our lifetime. #bstrong”
Her mission began with 10,000 face masks, this number quickly jumped to 150,000+, and now she is on the way of providing over one million face masks to hospitals and individuals that can’t get them. At her warehouse in Florida, her partners are making kits to distribute over the entire nation.
She explained that she is in contact with five manufacturers and suppliers in China and Israel to guarantee the appropriate kind of masks for medical professional needs. They have N95 masks, and also gowns and different medical equipment, she explains.
Bethenny is the Founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women. She is an investor in various industries and markets, like food and beverage, real estate, and entertainment. She also helps other women to find their own strength and resilience with her Bstrong initiative.
As her web page shows, Bstrong Disaster Relief Initiative provides real time emergency assistance to individuals and their families in crisis. Since 2017, Bstrong has been working together with some charities to rise and distribute millions of dollars to victims of natural disasters around the world.
Bethenny has worked hard to reach the popularity that she actually has. In her beginnings, as a production assistant on “Saved By The Bell”, it was only a little training for her. Later, she appeared in Martha Steward’s “Apprentice” and came in second place.
Bethenny has recently been well known for her participation in the reality show "Real Housewives of New York City." She was part of it until the third season when she retired, and later returned during the seventh. In addition, she is a successful writer, and creator of the low calories liquor "Skinny Girl Margarita," which became a brand of her own, just as "Skinny Girl."
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