Beyonce Raised Over $82,000 To Fight Flint Water Crisis
The superstar singer is putting on a "special signature event" in Detroit, Michigan that will serve as "a celebration of the resourcefulness of the people of Flint and Detroit, Michigan," according to Beyoncé's entertainment and management company, Parkwood Entertainment.
The Flint fund-raiser was announced in conjunction with Beyonce's partnership with three global charities for her Formation World Tour: United Way, Chime For Change and Global Citizen.
Fans were being encouraged to give donations online through CrowdRise, by getting involved with United Way activities or signing up on site to be a part of Chime For Change and Global Citizen. In efforts to also help the Bey-Hive, if her fans help donate, it will give them a chance to win tickets and concert upgrades.
It's not the first time Beyonce has reached out to Flint, whose residents had their water contaminated with lead pumped into their homes after the state of Michigan in 2014 switched the city's water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River, a tributary notorious for its filth.
Back in February, BeyGood and the United Way announced they would be distributing filtration pitchers, faucet mount filters and truckloads of water to residents.
UPDATE: June14, 2017 Queen Bey has donated $82,234 to United Way of Genesee County in an effort to help residents of Flint, who still suffer and deal with the city’s water crisis.