New Yorker Bethenny Frankel has experienced the devastation of Superstorm Sandy firsthand. The Bethenny Ever After star who lives in TriBeCa mentioned that her building has been through multiple evacuation drills and was without power, but on the bright side she was able to spend 24/7 with husband Jason Hoppy and daughter, Bryn.
And using her newfound wealth, the reality star decided to help those less fortunate than by donating $50,000 the Red Cross. Bethenny took to Twitter to beseech fans and others to donate, writing: "Please give back to the tri-state area that has given so much to us @RedCross simply Txt REDCROSS 90999 to make a $10 donation."
Adding to the awesomeness of Bethenny's donation, Skinnygirl Cocktails – owned by BeamGlobal has decided to match Bethenny's personal donation by donating another $50,000. In addition to that, Skinnygirl Daily provided 5,000 Skinnygirl On The Go bars to the Red Cross relief effort in New Jersey to be handed out to victims.
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"Bethenny is an East Coast girl," a source reveals to Us Weekly "and hopes the stream of donations from people all over America and the world will reach those affected, save more lives and help build back the East Coast. It is so important in times like this that we come together and help in any way we can."
I have to hand it to our reality stars, they are really pitching in to help and spread awareness. It's nice that in a business that usually thrives on conflict everyone is putting negativity aside to give back. Way to go Bethenny – that is awesome! I'm glad she is putting her fame to good use. And as Bethenny reminded fans "every little bit counts."
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