Bethenny Frankel ‘tries’ to visit Ukraine as she applauds ‘average American’ donation efforts


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Bethenny Frankel attempts to travel to Ukraine amid the country’s war with Russia.

The entrepreneur and founder of the BStrong initiative told Fox News Digital that she is working on how to make it happen as the country is under attack by Russian forces.

“I’m planning right now. I’m trying to get going. I’m talking to my team. They don’t have a lot of service right now so I wouldn’t be able to do everything I do if I I was there at the border,” Frankel told us. “It’s very difficult to get in touch with my partners on the ground so they’re asking me to stay at the moment otherwise nothing can be done.”

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The former ‘Real Housewives of New York City’ star has already sent $10 million in aid to Ukrainian citizens affected by the Russian invasion through its disaster relief initiative.

She said the money she raised was due to the efforts of “the average American”.

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“It’s a $50 donation effort from the average American. It’s really not a celebrity, high-profile financial effort right now,” she shared. “It’s been literally a million and a half dollars from people around the world whose small donations are all they can afford and that’s what’s so beautiful about it.”

Crisis kits are being distributed to Ukrainians on the border of Poland and Ukraine to provide people with items for basic survival needs amid the Russian invasion.
(Instagram @BethennyFrankel)

Frankel shared that the images of war and destruction in Ukraine are difficult for her to process.

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“It’s hard at night, you just have to think about it and see the images of tanks running over cars and superficial people posting superficial things and you kind of go into shock living in this vortex where this n It’s not the only thing going on in the world,” Frankel told us.

She concluded, “Just to donate and keep talking because communication spreads information and saves more lives than eyelashes.”

Bethenny Frankel's BStrong meets Ukrainian women and children on the Ukraine-Poland border to help them flee to safety.

Bethenny Frankel’s BStrong meets Ukrainian women and children on the Ukraine-Poland border to help them flee to safety.
(Instagram @bethennyfrankel)

Frankel first announced BStrong’s help on Thursday. The initial commitment was to send 100,000 hygiene and survival kits, sleeping bags and aid totaling $10 million. In addition, financial donations are also going “to individual cases and families through cash, cards and airline tickets.”

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Frankel said the BStrong team will be at a hospitality stand at an entry center in Medyka, Poland on Saturday.

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BStrong was launched in 2017 and has seen Frankel and his team immediately help those in need during major disasters around the world, including Puerto Rico, Haiti, Bahamas and more.


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