Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support is getting a new roof, thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Dallas domestic violence shelter and support agency posted on social media late February 21 that news of the damages they sustained from Winter Storm Uri had reached Prince Harry and Meghan nee Markle, who live in California.
“Through their nonprofit, Archewell Foundation, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing apartment complex and also helping us meet our immediate needs,” their post said. Big and small, local and international, each and every donation reminds us that we are not alone and we will make it through.”
Genesis provides safety, shelter, and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and raises awareness through a variety of services.
The shelter had to shut down for the first time in its 35-year history last week due to an extended power outage and damage and flooding from burst pipes. All residents had to be temporarily relocated to alternative safe locations. The organization put out a call for blankets, warm clothing items, flashlights, batteries, and meals, and they were hoping to raise enough funds to purchase two commercial automatic generators.
Their plight made national news, and the public has responded generously.
“In spite of the devastating winter storms here in Texas, our hearts have been warmed by the support and generosity of people from all 50 states and…