After weeks of secretly volunteering in Ovaldi to “express her condolences as a mother” in the wake of the horrific Texas school shooting, Meghan Markle has shown her support for those fighting for safer gun legislation. On Wednesday, Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action shared via Twitter that the Duchess of Sussex sent out food, drinks and a kind note to thank volunteers for their efforts and keeping them fueled.
“MomsDemand volunteers and staff have been working around the clock for weeks, so it was touching to receive such a supportive note — and snacks! — from the Duchess of Sussex today,” Watts shared on Twitter, adding to the thread, “Lots of questions about snacks! Muffins, donuts! With business, coffee, cookies, etc.
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Watts also included an image of Meghan’s note in the tweet, which reads, “Good evening ladies! To each of you and to your brave leader, Shannon, thank you so much for the work you’re doing to keep our children, families, and communities safe.”
Meghan continued, “Please know that while you may feel overwhelmed by your endless hours of dedication to this cause, I hope you feel energized in knowing that the work you do is so vital and so appreciated. As a mother, as a friend, thank you very much!”
Megan, mom to 3-year-old Archie and 1-year-old Lilibet, has been vocal about supporting causes meant to help other moms. Earlier this year, the Duchess issued a statement highlighting the growing childcare crisis in the United States while calling on businesses to take responsibility.
“Families everywhere, especially working mothers, are being asked to put up with a lot,” Meghan said in the statement. “This has been compounded by the pandemic, with increased caregiving responsibilities, rising prices, and economic uncertainty… Today, we are sending the message that childcare is not just a societal necessity – it is a business necessity. Building a stronger workforce starts with meeting families’ needs” .