She's Texas forever like Bun B! Beyoncé returned to her home state after Hurricane Harvey left many Houston families and even members of her childhood church in utter devastation. Along with Mrs. Carter were her mother Ms. Tina Knowles, her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, and Destiny's Child alum Michelle Williams.
The now mom-of-three — who gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir back in June — and wife of rapper JAY-Z traveled to Houston to support victims of Harvey. Days after the singer first showed her supported for Houston on her Instagram page, writing, "Texas you are in my prayers," snippets of the speech she gave to Houston survivors have appeared online.
"I just wanna say that I'm home. This church is my home," Bey said while stopping at St. John’s Church. "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 wanna 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."
As she spoke, many members of the crowd clapped and yelled out in thanks. "We love you!" one voice can be heard shouting back at Bey.
“Y'all are my family. Houston is my home. I thank God that you're safe, your children are safe," the "Formation" singer continued. "I think what really matters is your health and your children and your family."
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Wow !! How great was this day ? this is our third stop first we went to St. John's and along with Pastor Rudy . Beyonce Sponsored a luncheon for 400 folks some of the people affected by harvey and had a short program motivation to try tol encourage them and love on them. Second stop we went to the George R Brown convention center , where we talk to some of the residents about the needs and toured the facility Third stop we traveled to accompany one of lHouston's Best real life Heroes Trae That Truth to serve food to the residents of this complex ! This man delivers supplies that were donated by generous people like you . It was fun unloading the truck and organizing the sizes . Please keep the donations coming! .❤️❤️ Thats Michelle Williams at the beginning of line, serving the chicken , Beyonce on Green beans and me on bread duty. Ingrid over there serving deserts.
Though Bey's appearance is a mark of her camaraderie with Texas and her spiritual support, the Lemonade singer isn't just making contributions of the emotional sort. "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," she told the Houston Chronicle.
"She's starting out with a significant donation, and that donation is getting us to launch out into some areas that help us more effectively impact the communities that have been the most affected," her pastor revealed to Entertainment Tonight. "She has, over the years, been very generous to our cause, and we continue to work together. She has been a huge benefactor to our efforts here in Houston, Texas."
"I just wanna say I love you," Bey added to the Harvey survivors. "I've been blessed so that I can bless other people and I ask of God to continue to do that for other people."