Beyoncé is offering to help her hometown of Houston, Texas as the city is in dire need of support following Hurricane Harvey. As of now, more than 30,000 people have been affected by one of the worst flooding incidents in history.
“My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help,” the singer told The Houston Chronicle in a statement. “I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor [Rudy Rasmus at St. John’s in downtown Houston] to implement a plan to help as many as we can." BeyGOOD is Beyoncé philanthropy venture that was launched in 2013 in an effort to support communities with food, clothing, housing and medical assistance.
Along with the singer, various actors and fellow artists have offered their aid and support to help combat the effects of Hurricane Harvey. They include Dwayne Johnson, DJ Khaled, Houston native Bun B, Drake and Chris Young. Last night during their Miami concert, Coldplay performed their new song "Houston" as a dedication to the city. Kevin Hart recently posted a challenge to donate $50K, calling out Beyonce, Jay-Z, T.I., Nelly, Usher, Chris Brown and other celebrities to lend their hand to Houston.
Visit Red Cross' website, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. To avoid being scammed, use the Charity Navigator, which houses a list of legitimate charities responding to the storm. Next, watch Little Mix tell Fuse about how much Beyoncé inspires them: