Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have solicited a huge reaction online after they came forward to do their bit to help out the state of Texas...
The former royals have recently made a substantial donation in order to help a damaged women's shelter in the area.
Genesis Women's Shelter and Support made an important announcement on Sunday night after the snowstorm battered their safe place.
Keep scrolling to have a look for yourselves.
The news of their kindness comes after the state has seen one of the worst winter periods in decades.
Over 4 million people have been left without electricity, heating, and hot water. And even those who were lucky to have power in their homes saw a disastrous outcome as they were slapped with extortionate bills.
And even with people coming to help out...
Things are still looking pretty bad in the area.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been out on the frontline, trying to help as many people as she can.
The Democratic rep managed to raise a whopping 5 million dollars for the people of Texas, in order to help those who need it the most.
Ocasio-Cortez was using Act Blue, a fundraising tool, that can help her build an email list as she receives donations.
On Friday night, she even decided to fly over to the state to join fellow Democrat, Sylvia Garcia, to help distribute food and other supplies to those who needed it the most.
President Joe Biden has now declared a state of emergency in Texas.
Tonight, I called Governor Greg Abbott to discuss the ongoing situation in Texas and identify ways we can support the state’s recovery from this storm. I made clear to the Governor that I’ll work relentlessly to get his state what they need. pic.twitter.com/UBwH8DMep2— President Biden (@POTUS) February 19, 2021
Despite how dire things have become, the Senator of Texas, Ted Cruz, decided to fly himself, as well as his family, out to Mexico to enjoy the sun while the citizens of his state continued to suffer.
He has been facing criticism from a lot of people, including members of his own party.
Served some delicious #Houston bbq to @FirefightersHOU, @IAFFNewsDesk, & local law enforcement yesterday with @TheNew93Q to thank our first responders following these unprecedented snow storms. pic.twitter.com/vn396kTgFR— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 21, 2021
After the backlash, he flew back and has miraculously joined AOC and other politicians out on the frontline. Maybe that would have been commended more if he hadn't flown to Mexico during a natural disaster.
But regardless, at least he's finally out there doing his job.
Big deal, Ted Cruz handed out 4.7 bottles of water https://t.co/XBILm0KLTj— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 22, 2021
Greg Abbott, the Governor of Texas, has also found himself in some hot water after calling for several meetings about the issue, but not actually implementing enough action to help resolve the problem.
And because of this attitude from the leaders of the state, Texans have been suffering incredibly.
The current weather conditions are something that we haven't seen in decades.
And it's not just that one state. Other southern states have also been left without electricity and running water...
With so many people and their families being forced into unbearable living situations.
According to The Guardian, professionals have noted that the heating of the arctic may be to blame for these crazy changes in the weather down south...
Especially for the snowstorms that have been brutally hitting the area.
They explained the situation:
"[Experts claim] there is evidence that the rapid heating of the Arctic can help push frigid air from the north pole much further south, possibly to the US-Mexico border."
Things have gotten so bad in the last few weeks that people have been forced to evacuate their homes...
And due to the addition of heavy snowstorms and below-freezing temperatures, many states - in particular Texas - have been left completely powerless in most areas.
FYI, many southern states never see this kind of weather meaning that the majority of houses and buildings aren't equipped for below-freezing temperatures.
And not only that, but thirty deaths have been reported so far...
Brutal cold hung over Texas and the central United States on Tuesday, bringing chaos to parts of the U.S. not used to severe winter weather.— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 17, 2021
At least 23 people died across four states, from icy roads and other weather-related incidents.https://t.co/o8gGy927p2 pic.twitter.com/YlB1XYtPDT
And as temperatures continue to fall, this number is expected to rise.
Many homes have been left for days without running water...
Hey @tedcruz , can I stay at your place while your traveling to Cancun? Because like millions of your constituents, I'm melting snow TO BE ABLE TO USE A TOILET IN MY HOUSE DURING THE WORST WINTER STORM IN TEXAS HISTORY.#TedCruz #TexasFreeze pic.twitter.com/D6cRQf419t— Mary Dubya (@bubble_gurl) February 18, 2021
And people are having to melt the snow from their front yards in order to flush their toilets and wash their hands.
People have been taking to social media to share their new living situations during the unbearable temperatures...
Update:— Castro1021 (@Castro1021) February 17, 2021
48+ hours without power..... pic.twitter.com/4No8rXxpNp
Including Twitch streamer, Edwin Castro, who has been playing video games and streaming in the comfort of his car due to the power cuts.
This Twitter user shared this shocking photo of their fan...
This is how cold it is at my Apartment.— 𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐀𝐒 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐊 ☩ (@ThomasBlackGG) February 16, 2021
As a Texan, yes, I'm certainly not built for this. I don't even care. pic.twitter.com/FMt8imglJp
That had literally frozen to the ceiling and had icicles dangling down from it.
And most recently, Genesis Women's Shelter and Support saw some pretty horrifying scenes.
For the first time in 35+ yrs, our emergency shelter & transitional housing have been completely shut down due to burst pipes & power loss. If you are currently in a position to help, we ask that you make a donation; our needs are critical and immediate: https://t.co/ROAvzIsHBg pic.twitter.com/qXPdWsylyn— Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support (@GenesisShelter) February 18, 2021
The organization was left with burst pipes, fallen ceilings, and damaged furniture after the storm hit the building.
But thankfully, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry heard about it and decided to make a donation through their charity, the Archewell Foundation.
And of course, their generosity did not go unnoticed as the charity made a very special announcement that left fans warm inside.
Here was the announcement made by the charity:
Today, the news of our damages reached Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Through their nonprofit, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility & helping us meet our immediate needs. THANK YOU, ARCHEWELL FOUNDATION! pic.twitter.com/rFtxzvtFRo— Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support (@GenesisShelter) February 22, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the current situation going on in the state and in the surrounding areas.
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