Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are helping repair women’s shelter after tragic Texas floods
Following the devastating winter storm in Texas, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reached out to a women’s shelter in need of help. This marks the Sussexes first charitable act since they stepped down from their Royal duties.
Texas winter storm took the lives of at least 37 people across the country as one winter weather system followed another over the past six days. With recovery efforts following the devastating storm currently underway, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reached out to Genesis Women's Shelter in Dallas, through their non-profit organization Archewell Foundation. The Genesis Shelter provides emergency shelter, long-term housing, counseling, and legal services to women and families who are victims of domestic abuse and violence.
The shelter took to their Twitter page to share the wonderful news. Speaking of how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex helped replace the roof at their transitional housing facility, which had been damaged due to the massive flooding. They further added how the Sussexes are helping the shelter meet its immediate requirements with the help of their welfare organization. Prince Harry and Meghan who recently stepped down from their Royal duties had stated that they’re dedicated to a 'life of service’ regardless of their title. Their statement was a direct response to the Queen, who had commented on Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down with a written statement.
After Prince Harry and Meghan officially stepped down as working members of the royal family following their year-long trial period, this is their first charitable act. Though Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, noted that they would be giving up their royal patronages, several of the organizations the couple supported have come forward saying they plan to keep the duke and duchess as patrons.