KEY WEST — It’s been a hell of a week for Real Housewives of New York‘s Countess Luann de Lesseps.
Deeply affected by Hurricane Irma’s tragic destruction in the Florida Keys, the trained nurse flew down to lend a hand as an emergency services volunteer for the American Red Cross.
De Lesseps has been out delivering meals and trying to raise awareness about the plight of people, and animals in the southern most parts of Florida.
“It’s sad to know the amount of people still suffering from Hurricane Irma right here in the Florida Keys,” she wrote on Instagram. “They are homeless, without food, water, electricity with no connection to the outside world. Some living in their cars and tents. These natural disasters have ravaged so many communities. My heart aches for them.”
She’s been urging her hundreds of thousands of social media followers to do something, anything to help.
The countess wrote that she met so many people who inspired her with their “kindness, resilience, fortitude and generosity” and says the experience was life changing.
“It was life changing for me to be able to be there and help,” she said.
Though she’s a reality tv star, de Lesseps was in for more than just a photo op.
She spent the week with disaster veteran Donna Morrissey who said de Lesseps’s bilingual skills were invaluable.
“She has enabled us to go into neighborhoods and speak to people who deserve help and communicate with them in a way that they understand
“It’s raw, it’s real, and Luann has been on the ground. She is here as a humanitarian,” Morrissey said.
Bethenney Frankel, another RHONY star, is also off on her own humanitarian mission helping out in Puerto Rico.
Looks like those reality tv stars are really good women, too.