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Bethenny Frankel to the Rescue, Committed to Delivering Masks to Doctors and Nurses

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By Ona L

Bethenny Frankel has proven time and time again that she is more than just a pretty face. The “Real Housewives of New York City” alum has never shied away form using her celebrity and image to help people in crisis. The current state of the world is in need of help from as many people that have the means to help so thankfully, Frankel put on her super heels and got to the rescue. If you are avoiding triggering news, then you may not know that those crucial face masks are in very short supply.

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The crazy part is the people who need them the most like the doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff and front-line workers are the ones who can’t get their hands on these masks. Once Frankel heard the news, she stared putting together something that would help. The chef has secured 500,000 masks for hospital staff and she has been cleared to deliver them quickly. Recently, FEMA has allowed for hospital workers to get masks through other unofficial means due to the shortage.

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Frankel told “TMZ” that she put feelers out and has been getting thousands of messages a day from medical professionals in New York and other places who are begging for help. How can she not want to do something? During hurricane Katrina, Frankel set up a foundation to help those who when organizations like FEMA could no longer help. The Bstrong foundation has partnered with Global Empowerment Mission to get in touch with manufacturers all over the world to get masks for the hardworking hospital staff.

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Frankel is now confirming that masks are being made especially for hospital staff and they will be ready begin shipping out in a few days. Frankel has said that the red tape around delivery and other things that could hinder these masks from getting to the right people is no longer a factor. That means this no-nonsense housewife has been kicking butt and taking names in an effort to not only help but show appreciation for the people who are in a career that forces them to put their lives on the line.

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The shortage on masks have taken a toll on many places around the world but they are especially lacking in rural areas. Frankel has said these are the places that are a priority to her foundation and their initiative. Fans have a love/hate relationship with Frankel, watching her on RHONY has people thinking they know her but it’s what she does off camera that matters. She has showed up every time for some pretty big events. She deserves praises or what she is trying to do to help. Frankel has shared the news on her Instagram. “#Bstrong has now committed to 150k+ masks to be distributed to Mass. General, UCLA, Cedars Sinai, Mt. Sinai, NYU, Newton Wellesley, and more hospitals all over the country - this is because of YOU! Thousands of dollars are coming in by the minute and we need to keep it going! Our healthcare workers cannot protect themselves and need support. We are also donating #coronakits to healthcare workers who need hydration, sanitization, and immune building supplies. #THISISACRISIS.”

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