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Beyoncé's Fans Raise More Than $80K For Flint Water Crisis Relief

Queen Bey shares her "Halo" with the city of Flint.
The initiative encouraged fans to participate by donating funds to the foundation that will address the needs of the children
The initiative encouraged fans to participate by donating funds to the foundation that will address the needs of the children affected by the Flint Water Crisis.

This week Beyoncé made GOOD on her promise to provide aid for those who were affected by Flint’s water crisis.

Prior to concluding the North American leg of her "Formation" world tour in Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday 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.  

The initiative, which was announced in conjunction with the singer’s world tour in February, encouraged fans to participate by donating funds to "address long-term developmental, education, nutrition and health needs,” of the children affected by the Flint water crisis, according to the tour's press release. 

“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,” Stacey D. Stewart, U.S. president of United Way Worldwide, said in a press release for the initiative. “This partnership demonstrates just how easy it can be to give back.”

Ivy McGregor, director of philanthropy and corporate relations for Parkwood Entertainment, went on to add in the release that Parkwood was "pleased" to announce the funds raised by fans who were able to donate online by purchasing concert tickets through the partnership.

Bey’s latest benevolent gesture follows her 2015 humanitarian efforts in commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, where she launched the BeyGOOD T-shirt to raise funds for those affected by Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake.

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