Beyoncé is stepping up in a big way to help Hurricane Harvey victims. After posting a "Texas, you are in my prayers" message on Instagram Monday, Beyoncé—who was born and raised in Houston, Texas—told the Houston Chronicle that she and her team are currently working on a plan to help as many people as possible.
"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," Beyoncé told the 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."
BeyGOOD was established as part of the Mrs. Carter World Tour in 2013. The following year, Beyoncé's charity initiative partnered with local charities in various cities around the world to help fans get connected with causes. In June of this year, BeyGOOD announced plans to help UNICEF's efforts to bring clean water to Burundi.
Sunday, Kevin Hart challenged his celebrity friends (including Beyoncé and Jay Z) to step up for Hurricane Harvey relief. "This shit is unbelievable," Hart said about the devastation. "I think we've participated in a lot of challenges on the internet—some meaningful, some meaningless. But we've all done 'em. I've been a person that's partaken in several of 'em. At this point, I'm going to start a real challenge."
In addition to Jay and Bey, Hart challenged The Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, and other celebrities to join him in donating $50,000 to Hurricane Harvey victims and the Red Cross.