Beyoncé Helps Raise Over $82,000 For Flint Residents & Presents 14 Students With ‘College Gifts’
Beyoncé has helped raise more than $82,000 for the residents of Flint, Michigan, who are still suffering from the water crisis. Get the scoop.
Beyoncé Helps Raise Over $82,000 For The Flint Water Fund
A day before her Formation World Tour hits Ford Field, the singer’s entertainment and management company, Parkwood Entertainment, presented the United Way Genesee with a $82,234 check. The donation will go towards the Flint Water Fund for residents.
— United Way Genesee (@UWGeneseeCo) June 13, 2016
But, that’s not all. 14 Detroit-area high school students were chosen to receive “college gifts” to assist them with their educational expenses.
They also received tickets to her concert.
Via Detroit News:
The funds were raised by fans of the singer, who were given the option to contribute to the Flint fund when purchasing tickets for Beyonce’s tour.
The Flint initiative was revealed in April by Beyonce’s team, when it was announced Bey’s Ford Field concert would include an event that will “serve as a celebration of the resourcefulness of the people of Flint and Detroit, Michigan.”
The Detroit concert is one of three cities on the singer’s tour to feature a “signature charity event” component, along with tour stops in Houston and Los Angeles.
Royal Oak-based fundraising website CrowdRise was a part of the initiative, and those who donated money through the site qualified for an opportunity to win VIP tickets to Beyonce’s tour.
Chime for Change, a global fundraising and awareness campaign that promotes education, health and justice for girls, and Global Citizen, a platform that promotes campaigns that aim to bring change to the world, will both have a presence at the Detroit concert.
Kudos to Beyoncé as well as everyone who donated to such a great cause.