Beyoncé has confirmed that she will be providing aid in her hometown of Houston, Texas as the city recovers from the affects of Tropical storm Harvey. The singer previously shared a "prayer for Houston" following adverse weather conditions that officials estimate has left 30,000 residents needing shelter.
“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,” Bey told the Houston Chronicle. “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.”
Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD was founded in 2013 and partners with global charities to provide housing, food, and medical assistance to those in need.
Other artists including Drake and Travis Scott have shared messages of support and direct aid to Texas since the storm began. Comedian Kevin Hart donated $25,000 and encouraged others to follow his lead.