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February 23, 2021

Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan Markle Help a Women's Shelter in Texas Damaged by Winter Storm

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Winter storm Uri caused unfavorable conditions in Texas. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made it their priority to lend a helping hand and have made a generous donation towards one organization.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex carried out their charitable means by helping a women’s shelter in Texas after being damaged by the winter storm. Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support took to Twitter to share the news of the Sussexes coming to their rescue.

“Today, the news of our damages reached Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex!” the tweet read. The post then further explains how they are assisting them amid the crisis.

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“Through their nonprofit, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility and helping us meet our immediate needs." The post also read: "THANK YOU, ARCHEWELL FOUNDATION!”

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Along with the post came a screenshot of the initial statement released by Genesis. The statement read that the organization learned that the damages incurred by Winter Storm Uri reached the royal couple.

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The message further stated that their assistance would come in handy as they will replace the roof at their housing apartment complex. At the end of the note, Genesis thanked the Duke and Duchess' foundation. 

Several Twitter users flooded the comments section to express their excitement over the news. One user wrote, “Awesome. Archewell Foundation Leading."

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The news came on Sunday from the Dallas shelter. Jan Langbein, CEO of the organization, reportedly 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."

The damage caused by the storm forced Genesis, which serves 3,700 women and children each year, to completely shut its doors for the first time in close to 40 years of operation. However, with the support from 50 states and five foreign countries, the facility has since been able to open.

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According to Town and Country, the organization took to Instagram to detail how the storm affected their facility. “The pipes burst in our transitional housing unit in Annie’s House, flooding apartments, offices, and the on-site school,” the post read.

Since Prince Harry and Markle have announced to support the organization through their foundation, the good deed has given hope to the facility. News of the donation reportedly comes just days after the Queen confirmed that the couple would not return as working royals.

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Nonetheless, the pair announced in December, by updating their website for their foundation with a letter declaring their hope “to build a better world, one act of compassion at a time.” The duo also posted childhood photos with their mothers.

The royal couple posted a joint sweet note stating that they have experienced "compassion and kindness" through their moms. "I am my mother's son, and I am our son's mother," the letter for 2021 read.

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