Beyoncé went down to her hometown of Houston, Texas on Friday, September 8 to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Beyoncé, along with her former groupmate Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, served food to victims of the hurricane.
Bey later made an appearance at Houston's St. John's Church with her daughter Blue Ivy and mother Tina Knowles.
While at the church Beyoncé shared some words, saying to the crowd, "This today is a celebration of survival. Y'all are my family, Houston is my home, and I thank God that y'all are safe, that your children are safe, the thing that really matters is your health and your children and your family and your life, and I just want to say that I love you."
You can watch the clip of Beyoncé's speech at St. John's Church up top.
A few days back Beyoncé, following a post she made to Instagram that read "Texas, you are in my prayers," told the Houston Chronicle, "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." She continued, "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 will also be a part of a telethon to raise funds for the victims and surviors of the flooding titled Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief. The telethon, which will be broadcast on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox, NBC, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube on Sept. 12, will feature Kelly Rowland, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jamie Foxx, Karlie Kloss, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Sandler, and others. The event was organized by Bun B and Scooter Braun.