Beyonce Just Raised Over $82,000 To Fight Flint Water Crisis

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Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour in Detroit.
Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour in Detroit.
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When life hands you lead, you call on Beyonce to help make it better.

The “Lemonade” singer made good on her promise to raise significant funds to address Flint, Michigan’s water crisis. On Monday, Bey presented a check for $82,234 to the United Way of Genesee County, the Detroit News reported.

Since October, residents of Flint have been advised to use bottled water for drinking and cooking, since the lead levels in the area’s tap water have made it unfit for human consumption.

The funds were sourced from fans who were given the opportunity to donate to the Flint fund when purchasing tickets for Tuesday’s Detroit show, according to the Detroit News.

United Way has been tackling the Flint water crisis by funding the purchase of filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts.

According to the organization’s website, UWGC has sourced more than 11,000 filters systems and 5,000 replacement filters, and is continuing to deliver bottled water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

In addition to supporting UWGC, Beyonce chose 14 Detroit-area high school students to get help paying for their college expenses.

As Beyonce continues her Formation tour, she, along with her nonprofit, BeyGood, will support charity events in both Houston and Los Angeles.

In Houston, she’ll be partnering with Turnaround Houston, a group that helps people, including those with criminal records, who face barriers when it comes to employment, according to the singer’s website.

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