$80,000 is no drop in the bucket, and when it comes to contributing to the Flint water crisis, anything helps. And Beyoncé’s recent donation to the cause will certainly help aid in the water emergency.
According to the Huffington Post, as the pop queen wrapped up the North American leg of the “Formation” tour on Tuesday, June 14 in Detroit, Michigan, her team left a parting gift to contribute to the Flint water crisis.
“Bey’s management and entertainment company, Parkwood Entertainment, in partnership with her philanthropic platform, BeyGOOD, presented a $82,234 check to the United Way of Genesee County to support the residents of Flint, Michigan,” reported the Huffington Post.
The sizable donation was made possible by Beyoncé’s fans, who were encouraged to donate to the cause as part of her world tour, says the Huffington Post. A press release from the tour explains that the funds will be used to “‘address long-term developmental, education, nutrition and health needs,’ of the children affected by the Flint water crisis.”
Stacey D. Stewart, U.S. president of United Way Worldwide, shared in a press release her gratitude for the singer and her fans’ efforts.
“We are so grateful for the support Beyoncé has given to those in Flint and the way she has inspired her fans to fight for the education, health and financial stability of everyone in their communities,” she said. “This partnership demonstrates just how easy it can be to give back.”
Good work, Beyoncé and fans!