Beyond being an American television personality, Bethenny Frankel brands herself as an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. [Credit: Wikimedia Commons]
Beyond being an American television personality, Bethenny Frankel brands herself as an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. [Credit: Wikimedia Commons]

Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel is working to help victims of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. 

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14 has killed nearly 1,900 Haitians on the southern coast, and left thousands injured. As the numbers continue to rise, Frankel’s disaster relief initiative, BStrong, has collected about 1.4 million in food, medical supplies and aid.

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“Thousands are homeless and desperate as buildings are unsafe, condemned or crumbled,” Frankel wrote on Instagram. “This is a long and arduous process for these poor people who have endured the unimaginable twice.” 

Haiti endured an earthquake in 2010 that affected approximately 3 million people.

Survivors of the most recent disaster are growing increasingly frantic as aid trickles in slowly, and fights for food and cash have begun to erupt, The New York Times reported.

Frankel’s BStrong is working with Global Empowerment teams, whom she said have visited Haiti over 90 times since 2010.

“Our team has traveled to Haiti more than 90 times providing aid and rebuilding since the tragic 2010 earthquake,” Frankel wrote. “We are very experienced and prepared for this, which is critical since relief work is riddled with corruption.” 

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The team will be devoting all of September to rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts, and 100 percent of donations, Frankel said, will be going to the effort. 

Other organizations looking to help earthquake victims include Hope for Haiti, World Food Program, Project HOPE and UNICEF. CNN’s “Impact Your World” has also compiled a list of organizations supporting Haiti, along with an online system to send donations.

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