by Ray Cooper
Now that DIVA LAS VEGAS had aired in January 1997, I wondered what was next for Bette?
Bette has been an environmentalist most of her life and when her home base was in California she was involved with Adopt-A-Highway to help clean up trash on the highways.
In 1994, L.A. had a major earthquake and Bette decided to move back to New York and make it her home base. Bette has always had a home also in L.A. over the years but her main home is New York.
When Bette moved back to New York she saw that many areas were in need of help with trees and plants. She set out to clean up New York and has done a wonderful job of cleaning it up.
In 1995 Bette started a charity called NEW YORK RESTORATION PROJECT and started to clean up New York with new trees, plants and parks.
NYRP was a success with help of donations from New Yorkers, but Bette knew that she would need more national exposure to raise more money for the bigger projects she wanted to do.
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