Beyoncé was moved to tears when she met with evacuees who were displaced from their homes during Hurricane Harvey. She handed out meals to the 400 evacuees at the church, and hugged people during her visit. She chronicled the day in a series of photos she uploaded to her Instagram account. Beyoncé launched a Houston arm of her philanthropy outreach in the aftermath of the storm. The initiative works with local residents affected by the hurricane through homeless relief nonprofit ., , and Texas Southern University.
The singer, who recently had her 36th birthday, made the trip to the St. John’s Church in Houston, Joined by her daughter Blue Ivy and mother, Tina Lawson (plus former Destiny’s Child bandmate Michelle Williams) where she lent an ear to people affected by the torrential storm and the subsequent flooding that devastated the Texas city.
The city continues to take stock of the damage brought by Hurricane Harvey two weeks ago. More than 21,000 people were still in shelters as of Friday, when the pop star made her way south, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s . Some estimates have said people remain displaced.
Beyoncé served food to local survivors at her old downtown church, St. Johns, and listened to their stories. And at a service later, the pastor thanked her for a generous donation, according to the .
Many have offered up to help, but most eyes are focused on and Solange, Texas’s most famous sisters. The Knowles sister’s did not disappoint: Beyoncé arrived in Houston on Sunday as part of her relief effort, while Solange is holding a series of charity concerts, including one in on September 28 and one in on October 3.
St. John’s has a special connection to Beyoncé, as the singer grew up performing at the church during her youth. She recalls that it was the church she sang her first solo song
”Y’all are my family. Houston is my home. This church is my home. I was maybe 9 or 10 years old the first time I sat there where my daughter is sitting. I sang my first solo here. This is a celebration of survival. Y’all are my family. And I thank God that y’all are safe, that your children are safe. The things that really matter are your health and your children and your family and your life. I just wanna say I love you.” Beyoncé said as she addressed the people inside the church.
Beyonce and Jay Z just had their twins and they recently revealed why he and his wife named their twins Rumi and Sir.
For most people the name Rumi and Sir for a twin may be quite absurd but the music stars are very okay and happy with it.