Beyonce, Garner, Kevin Hart and Janet Jackson, who just launched her concert tour are among the stars who showed up in the hurricane-stricken Houston area on Friday to spend some quality time with the victims who are still struggling to pick up the pieces of their lives after the horrible Hurricane Harvey hit the area hard.
Thanks to everyone who donated to BeyGOOD and contributed to helping so many families in Houston. Thank you Pastor Rudy, Michelle, Ingrid and all at St. John's Church. Thank you to Trae Tha Truth and your crew. Y'all are so consistently dedicated to our community. Thank you!! There is still work to do so please continue to donate and do all you can to restore our city.
Today I was inspired by the huge hearts in Texas. There is a generosity of spirit that gets lost in political rhetoric, but– people come together in a time of crisis. You know what’s beautiful? Children look for light. Terrifying things have happened to these kids in the past couple of weeks, but they don’t want to dwell on those stories. They want to tell you that their neighbor’s puppy was found. That they saved their mother’s life by throwing her a rope when the flood water overcame her and now she’s ok. That they all celebrated when power came back on. We have to protect our kids and we have to learn from them.
Bey returned to her hometown of Houston to show support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. She simply told them that “this is a celebration of survival.”
Beyonce was an epitome of humility during the visit as she folded the sleeves of her denim jacket to help serve food to the victims. The pop superstar was accompanied by her mother Tina, eldest daughter Blue Ivy and former Destiny’s Child bandmate Michelle Williams as she visited with evacuees on Friday at the St. John’s Church where she grew up singing.
While she’s must be used to being treated like royalty as a result of her status in the society, the Queen Bey didn’t hesitate to get her hands dirty in a bid to give back to the society.
Invariably giving Blue Ivy a lesson in humility, the mother of three had her eldest daughter help her staff at a feeding station, handing out meals of rice and beans to people in need.
A series of photos posted on her Instagram account shows the Grammy winner and her Beygood team working hard to help those who lost their homes in the devastating natural disaster. Beyonce served food, posed for photos with victims, hugged and talked to them to help ease off their pain.
She couldn’t hold the tears back as she listened to their stories, including from a family of 16 that fled to Houston after Hurricane Katrina only to run into Harvey.
Beyoncé told them: “The things that really matter are your health and your children, and your family and your life.”
“I just wanna say I love you,” said the 36-year-old songstress in her words of encouragement to the victims.
She also handed out supplies – styrofoam boxes including baby diapers to those in need.
Not less than 70 people died in the hurricane that hit Texas at the end of August, dumping several feet of rain and causing very dangerous flooding.