Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support is a vital lifeline to families who have experienced domestic violence, giving women in abusive situations a way out. The shelter said the roof of its transitional housing caved in, pipes burst and furniture was destroyed, according to Amy Norton, Senior Director of Fund Development.
The women and children inside were moved quickly and no one was injured, Norton said.
The shelter closed its doors for the first time in 35 years due to the storm, Norton said.
This women’s shelter is one of the charities Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have supported since officially giving up royal duties.
Beyond the roof repairs, the money from the couple’s foundation will go toward the shelter’s immediate emergency response needs, the shelter said.
“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 five foreign countries,” said Langbein said in a statement.
Genesis has since reopened.