Beyoncé Rolls Up Her Sleeves To Help The Victims of Hurricane Harvey

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Beyonce walks backstage during the 2017 Budweiser Made in America festival - Day 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Beyoncé Rolls Up Her Sleeves To Help The Victims of Hurricane Harvey

"I've been blessed so that I can bless other people," she said.

Published September 9, 2017

In the wake of the brutal devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, several celebrities have offered donations and other forms of assistance to help those affected get back on their feet, and the latest to do so, going above and beyond, is Houston's most famous export, Beyoncé.

The "All Night" singer headed back to her hometown on Friday, September 8, with her BeyGOOD foundation team, her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, former Destiny's Child bandmate, Michelle Williams, and daughter Blue Ivy by her side.

While there, they all visited St. John's Church where Bey grew up and first got her start in music. 

Queen Bey stood before the crowd with Ms. Tina to share a few emotional words of encouragement to the victims and church members who survived the natural disaster.

"I just want to say that I'm home. This church is my home," she said. "I was maybe nine or 10-years-old the first time I sat there where my daughter is sitting. I sang my first solo here and I just want to thank you for lifting my family up, for praying for me, and for being such an incredible example of what light and love is. This, today, is a celebration of survival."

She continued, reassuring the community that she loves them and plans on doing all she can to help them during this time.

"Y'all are my family. Houston is my home," she added. "I thank God that you're safe, your children are safe. I think [all] that really matters is your health and your children and your family. I just want to say I love you. I've been blessed so that I can bless other people and I ask of God to continue to do that for other people."

Take a look at the clip, below:

Beyoncé speaking to #HurricaneHarvey survivors at her church in HoUSton today. #BeyGOOD

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After she spoke, 'Yoncé stuck around to chat with the attendees a bit more with Williams adding on Instagram Live that she remained behind to "take photos with every single person" there.

#HoUSton #BeyGOOD (click link in bio) | 📸 @larartstudio

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Beyoncé met with #hurricaneharvey survivors in HoUSton today. #BeyGOOD #swipe

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Earlier in the day, Bey, Ms. Tina, Williams, Blue and the BeyGOOD team served lunch to 400 of the victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

Craig Zeno of Entertainment Tonight was in attendance and spoke highly of the ladies.

See the generous group roll up their sleeves to serve the community, below:

Beyoncé, Blue, Ms. Tina, Michelle & the #BeyGOOD team in HoUSton. ❤️🙌🏽 #swipe

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Beyoncé in HoUSton ‪today to support Hurricane Harvey survivors. ‬#BeyGOOD 😍❤️

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❤️❤️❤️Miss Third Ward. Love her! #HTown #HoUSton #BeyGOOD

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Beyoncé's philanthropic efforts to help her home city don't end there. It has recently been confirmed that she will join a slew of other A-listers for a multi-network Hurricane Harvey relief telethon on September 12.

According to recent reports, due to the recent devestation of Hurricane Irma, the telethon will be expanded to include those victims as well.

Recap the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey with BET Breaks, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)


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