Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have helped a women’s shelter that was damaged by the recent storms in Texas.
Earlier this month, the US state was battered by winter storms leaving damaged infrastructure, power cuts and at least 58 people dead.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are living in Santa Barbara, used their non-profit organisation Archewell to help the Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support in Dallas after the storm.
Taking to Twitter to thank the royals, the shelter wrote: “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!”
Jan Langbei, CEO of the shelter, said: “Today, we were notified that through the actions of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s nonprofit, Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan will make a donation to help us get back on our feet.”
“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.”
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
The shelter serves 3,700 women and children each year, and was forced to shut its doors for the first time in 40 years of operation due to the storm damage.
The news comes after the couple, who are expecting their second child, said they remained “committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world” after officially stepping away from their senior royal duties.
“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal,” they said in a statement.