Beyonce Helps Raise $82,000 for Flint Water Crisis Ahead of Formation Tour Stop in Detroit
By Alex Ungerman
Queen Bey has secured a great deal of assistance for Flint, Michigan.
Ahead of Beyonce's "Formation" tour stop in Detroit on Tuesday night, the singer's management company announced in a statement that $82,234 would be donated to support the residents of Flint, Michigan, amid their ongoing water crisis.
"We were pleased to announce the collective funds raised through our United Way relationship which allowed fans to donate online to the Flint water crisis at the point of purchasing Beyoncé Formation World Tour concert tickets," said Parkwood Entertainment director of philanthropy, Ivy McGregor.
"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," said U.S. President of United Way Worldwide Stacey D. Stewart. "This partnership demonstrates just how easy it can be to give back."
The Lemonade singer also made a point to address the tragic Orlando shooting massacre via Instagram on Monday, sharing a picture of a rainbow flower-covered peace sign, with the message, "Condolences and prayers to Orlando."