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Fox News 7 Apr 2020

Bethenny Frankel's foundation donates medical gear to hospitals in need

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Philanthropist Bethenny Frankel's #BStrong initiative is working in partnership with the Global Empowerment Mission to deliver face masks and essentials to those in need. #FoxNews

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TJ Kim, who just turned 16, doesn't yet have his driver's license, but he's been flying across Virginia delivering gloves, masks, gowns and other supplies to rural hospitals in need. (April 7)
Wheels up, help is on the way. TJ Kim, 16, is flying life-saving personal protective equipment to rural hospitals in need. The teen, who lives in McLean, Virginia has had much of his life upended by the coronavirus pandemic. "Everything was kind of taken from me, lacrosse season ended, the school year is effectively over, and all I really had left was flight training," Kim said. So he's making every lesson count by gathering up PPE during the week and flying it to small hospitals.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were spotted for the first time in their new hometown, Los Angeles, California. The ex-royals were captured on video with the nonprofit organization Project Angel Food, dressed casually. The couple spent the day delivering food to people in need. This was the second day volunteering for the local charity after they first helped out on Easter Sunday. They dropped off meals and non-perishable items to 20 people with critical illnesses.
As millions of families across the country struggle to put food on the table while dealing with unemployment, those accustomed to lending a helping hand are in unprecedented demand. In Los Angeles, local schools have become a life line for families in need, handing out millions of meals. Lines of cars stretch for over a mile oftentimes, and it's not just students who are getting food. The schools are giving meals to anyone who needs them.

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>> Shannon: AND JOINING US NOW
>> Shannon: AND JOINING US NOW TO SHARE SOME OF HER GOOD NEWS
TO SHARE SOME OF HER GOOD NEWS BEFORE WE SAY GOOD NIGHT,
BEFORE WE SAY GOOD NIGHT, BETHANY MICHAEL.
BETHANY MICHAEL. HER BE STRONG INITIATIVE IS
HER BE STRONG INITIATIVE IS WORKING WITH THE GLOBAL
WORKING WITH THE GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT MISSION.
EMPOWERMENT MISSION. GRAY TABBY WITH US.
GRAY TABBY WITH US. I SEE THESE TWEETS ABOUT MASKS
I SEE THESE TWEETS ABOUT MASKS AND LUNCH FOR KIDS AND ALL KINDS
AND LUNCH FOR KIDS AND ALL KINDS OF THINGS YOU ARE TRYING TO PUT
OF THINGS YOU ARE TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER.
TOGETHER. YOU’RE THE KIND OF CELEBRITY
YOU’RE THE KIND OF CELEBRITY WHEN WE SEE YOU LEVERAGING THESE
WHEN WE SEE YOU LEVERAGING THESE THINGS FOR GOOD, IT INSPIRES ALL
THINGS FOR GOOD, IT INSPIRES ALL OF US.
OF US. TELL US WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH
TELL US WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH COVID.
COVID. >> THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE
>> THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE ARE DOING IS SOURCING, BETTING,
ARE DOING IS SOURCING, BETTING, BUYING AND DISTRIBUTING
BUYING AND DISTRIBUTING PROTECTIVE GEAR FOR HEALTH CARE
PROTECTIVE GEAR FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS, FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE
WORKERS, FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS.
OFFICERS. WE HAVE ALREADY DISTRIBUTED OVER
WE HAVE ALREADY DISTRIBUTED OVER $16 MILLION WORTH OF AID TO
$16 MILLION WORTH OF AID TO THESE PEOPLE.
THESE PEOPLE. WE HAVE HIT OVER 15 STATES AND
WE HAVE HIT OVER 15 STATES AND WE ARE WORKING DAY AND NIGHT
WE ARE WORKING DAY AND NIGHT SECURING THE PROPER MASKS,
SECURING THE PROPER MASKS, HAZMAT SUITS -- WE SET A MILLION
HAZMAT SUITS -- WE SET A MILLION HAZMAT SUITS TO GOVERNOR CUOMO,
HAZMAT SUITS TO GOVERNOR CUOMO, 200,000 MASS TO
200,000 MASS TO GOVERNOR de BLASIO AND WE ARE
GOVERNOR de BLASIO AND WE ARE WORKING TO SUPPLY AID NATIONWIDE
WORKING TO SUPPLY AID NATIONWIDE TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS,
TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS, HOSPITALS AND CLINICS THAT ARE
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS THAT ARE DESPERATE FOR THIS PROTECTIVE
DESPERATE FOR THIS PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.
EQUIPMENT. PEOPLE ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES
PEOPLE ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO SAVE HOURS.
TO SAVE HOURS. >> Shannon: YES.
>> Shannon: YES. HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO DO THIS WHEN
HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO DO THIS WHEN THERE’S BEEN SUCH A CONVERSATION
THERE’S BEEN SUCH A CONVERSATION ABOUT TRYING TO GET THESE MASKS
ABOUT TRYING TO GET THESE MASKS AND PPE ROUTED TO THE RIGHT
AND PPE ROUTED TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN THE AMOUNT THAT THEY
PEOPLE IN THE AMOUNT THAT THEY NEEDED?
NEEDED? >> I JUST FEEL THAT WE CUT
>> I JUST FEEL THAT WE CUT THROUGH THEIR RED TAPE.
THROUGH THEIR RED TAPE. FOR EVERY TEN WAREHOUSES THERE’S
FOR EVERY TEN WAREHOUSES THERE’S ONLY ONE THAT HAS ACCURATE
ONLY ONE THAT HAS ACCURATE INFORMATION, AND DISTANT PRICE
INFORMATION, AND DISTANT PRICE GOUGING OR HOARDING.
GOUGING OR HOARDING. SO WE ARE GOING ROUND AND WE ARE
SO WE ARE GOING ROUND AND WE ARE JUST HUSTLING, WE ARE NONSTOP
JUST HUSTLING, WE ARE NONSTOP AND IT’S WORKING AND WE ARE
AND IT’S WORKING AND WE ARE MOVING QUICKLY.
MOVING QUICKLY. BILLY JOEL DONATED HALF A
BILLY JOEL DONATED HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN AID AND WAS
MILLION DOLLARS IN AID AND WAS OUT THE DOOR THE NEXT DAY.
OUT THE DOOR THE NEXT DAY. CAMILLA AND
CAMILLA AND MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY DONATED A
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY DONATED A BIG AMOUNT TODAY AND THERE IS
BIG AMOUNT TODAY AND THERE IS WILL BE OUT THE DOOR TOMORROW.
WILL BE OUT THE DOOR TOMORROW. WE ARE WORKING AND RAISING MONEY
WE ARE WORKING AND RAISING MONEY FOR ALL THE POOR HOSPITALS THAT
FOR ALL THE POOR HOSPITALS THAT CAN’T AFFORD TO BUY THE PPE EVEN
CAN’T AFFORD TO BUY THE PPE EVEN IF IT WERE AVAILABLE.
IF IT WERE AVAILABLE. >> Shannon: QUICKLY TELL US
>> Shannon: QUICKLY TELL US ABOUT THE PEOPLE.
ABOUT THE PEOPLE. BECAUSE YOU ARE TAKING $10
BECAUSE YOU ARE TAKING $10 DONATIONS, HOW CAN PEOPLE GET
DONATIONS, HOW CAN PEOPLE GET INVOLVED?
INVOLVED? >> PLEASE DONATE TO BETHANY/BE
>> PLEASE DONATE TO BETHANY/BE STRONG.
STRONG. THE SMALL DONATIONS DO ADD UP.
THE SMALL DONATIONS DO ADD UP. POSTING AS THE MEDIA AND THE
POSTING AS THE MEDIA AND THE CONNECTIVITY, AND WE ARE
CONNECTIVITY, AND WE ARE TRANSPARENT.
TRANSPARENT. YOU CAN LOOK AT MY INSTAGRAM AND
YOU CAN LOOK AT MY INSTAGRAM AND SEE EXACTLY WHERE EVERY DOLLAR
SEE EXACTLY WHERE EVERY DOLLAR GOES, 100% GOES TO THE EFFORT.
GOES, 100% GOES TO THE EFFORT. NOW MY PARTNERS AND I ARE
NOW MY PARTNERS AND I ARE WORKING FOR THOSE WHO ARE
WORKING FOR THOSE WHO ARE WORKING TO SAVE OUR LIVES.
WORKING TO SAVE OUR LIVES. >> Shannon: WE’VE LOVED
>> Shannon: WE’VE LOVED WATCHING YOU DO THIS IN
WATCHING YOU DO THIS IN PUERTO RICO AND MANY OTHER
PUERTO RICO AND MANY OTHER HARD-HIT AREAS.
HARD-HIT AREAS. WHEN YOU ARE ABLE TO LEVERAGE
WHEN YOU ARE ABLE TO LEVERAGE AND CALL UP CELEBRITY FRIENDS,
AND CALL UP CELEBRITY FRIENDS, THAT ALL OF US CAN WEIGH IN AND
THAT ALL OF US CAN WEIGH IN AND HELP AS WELL.
HELP AS WELL. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
DOING. IT INSPIRES THE REST OF US.
IT INSPIRES THE REST OF US. >> THANK YOU AND THE AMERICANS
>> THANK YOU AND THE AMERICANS HELPING ARE NOT AVERAGE AT ALL.
HELPING ARE NOT AVERAGE AT ALL. THEY ARE MAKING THIS HAPPEN AND
THEY ARE MAKING THIS HAPPEN AND MADE ME AWARE OF IT.

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