UPDATE September 1, 2017: Bethenny shared on Twitter that her efforts have raised "[$]80k is our most recent tally and thousands more in essentials... More to come."
Bethenny Frankel has hit the ground running in her dedication to helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Earlier this week, The Real Housewives of New York City mogul revealed she was donating money to the cause through her B Strong charity and now her efforts have taken on a life of its own. "I'm treating it like a business because we are in the business of helping people," she shared on Facebook. "And we are not only praying for Texas, but we are working for you. We're working for Texas."
Bethenny shared more about her efforts to help those impacted in an lengthy Facebook Live session on Wednesday. She shared during it that she'll be heading down to the affected area "shortly" and that in addition to the donations she's collecting, she wants to get food and water together for those affected, as well as build laundry facilities. The Skinnygirl mogul made a call for gift cards as well. She also shared that she's given some of her celeb pals, including Bobby Flay, calls to help her out as well. Tinsley Mortimer and Ramona Singer have also donated "thousands," she shared on Twitter using the #HousewivesWorkingForTexas.
To help with hurricane relief, call 1-800-258-6000, text GIVE to 80077, or visit HandInHand2017.com.