Update: Beyoncé launched her own fundraising initiative for Hurricane Harvey relief on her website, Pitchfork reports. Knowles’ BeyGOOD Foundation is working with two organizations to provide relief: Bread of Life and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Her website encourages people to donate to both. The singer has reportedly already made a large private donation to relief efforts.
In an earlier statement to the Houston Chronicle, the Houston-born singer said, “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.”
Beyoncé added, “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.”
The singer’s BeyGOOD organization was established in 2013 to deliver philanthropic aid to places in need around the world; the foundation has previously provided sutiable drinking water to places like Flint, Michigan and Burundi in Eastern Africa.
Beyoncé also posted an Instagram tribute to Houston Monday, telling the city they are in her prayers as over 11 trillion gallons of rainwater inundates the area, with more rain expected throughout the week.