“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,” the shelter’s CEO Jan Langbein said in a statement.
“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.”
Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support is a vital lifeline to families who have experienced domestic violence, giving women in abusive situations a way out. The shelter said the roof of its transitional housing caved in, pipes burst and furniture was destroyed, according to Amy Norton, Senior Director of Fund Development.
The women and children inside were moved quickly and no one was injured, Norton said.
Millions of people in Texas lost power and water after a deadly record-breaking deep freeze began on February 11.
The shelter closed its doors for the first time in 35 years due to the storm, Norton said.