WASHINGTON: In the wake of the destruction brought by Hurricane Harvey, Beyonce is doing more than just sending prayers and wishes to the people affected by it.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the singer, who was born and raised in Houston, has pledged to do whatever possible to help the more than 30,000 people affected by the flooding.
“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 said in a statement to a leading daily.
“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,” she added.
BeyGOOD is a philanthropic initiative launched by the singer in 2013 in conjunction with her Mrs. Carter World Tour that provides support to communities in need, be it clothing, counseling, housing or medical assistance.
The foundation raised more than USD 80,000 toward relief efforts in the 2016 Flint, Michigan, water crisis, and most recently helped the people of Burundi access safe drinking water.
The ‘Lemonade’ hit-maker also posted a black-and-white image to Instagram of the Texas flag with the caption, “Texas, you are in my prayers.”
Other celebrities looking to aid relief efforts include Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, Drake, Future, and Kevin Hart.