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Beyoncé Promises to Help Her Hometown of Houston After Hurricane Harvey

Beyoncé Knowles offered a statement promising to help victims of Hurricane Harvey that ravaged southeastern Texas, including her hometown of Houston.

The rains from Tropical Storm Harvey continue to pound the Houston area on Tuesday, displacing thousands of residents and killing 10 people.

Beyoncé said:

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,.

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 a philanthropic effort that partners with global charity organizations to get people employed and provide clothing, counseling, housing, food and medical assistance.

Last year, the foundation raised funds to address the needs of thousands afflicted by the lead-polluted water in Flint, Michigan. BeyGOOD helped by “distributing thousands of filtration pitchers, faucet mount filters, replacement cartridges and truckloads of water to underserved populations.”

Other celebrities have come out lending their support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey as well.

Kevin Hart donated $25,000 to the Red Cross and pleaded his fellow celebs to do the same. Drake, who has lived in Houston for eight years now, said he is working with local relief groups to get people the help they need during this time of crisis.

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Drake wrote on Instagram: “We are currently overseas in London and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused. I am praying for the safety of all those affected. Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years. Myself and @futuretheprince are working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible.”

He went on to thank the volunteers helping people: “I also want to thank all the men and women of service and volunteers for their courageous efforts to help people in need. I encourage everyone to do what they can to assist the people of Texas knowing whatever effort you can make to help will go a long way.”

To find out how you can help LGBTQ victims specifically, head here.