Beyonce serves food to Hurricane Harvey victims

Singer returns to home city with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy 

Laura Harding
Saturday 09 September 2017 17:23
Beyonce serves food to Hurricane Harvey victims

Beyonce has returned to her home town of Houston to serve food to people affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The superstar was joined by her mother Tina and her Destiny's Child bandmate Michelle Williams to work on a production line of volunteers giving meals to families devastated by the floods.

In a video shared by Tina on Instagram, Beyonce can be seen sporting plastic gloves to serve green beans into polystyrene containers.

In the caption, she said it was the third stop of the day after her daughter sponsored a luncheon for 400 people affected by the hurricane at her local church St John's, before they paid a visit to the George R Brown convention centre to meet people displaced by the flooding.

She added: "It was fun unloading the truck and organising the sizes. Please keep the donations coming! Thats Michelle Williams at the beginning of line, serving the chicken, Beyonce on Green beans and me on bread duty. Ingrid over there serving deserts."

Other videos posted show Beyonce was also accompanied by her daughter with rapper Jay-Z, Blue Ivy.

In a video of her trip to St John's church where the star sung as a child, Beyonce can be heard saying the day was "a celebration of survival", adding: "Houston is my home."

She wiped away tears as she listened to residents' stories, including from a family of 16 that fled to Houston after Hurricane Katrina and this time escaped their home through a picture window

Beyonce told them, "The things that really matter are your health and your children, and your family and your life."

Janet Jackson has also made a visit to the same convention centre and posted a video on Instagram encouraging people to "weather the storm together."

She captioned it: "As we visit shelters here in Houston, our thoughts are with those affected by the e.quake in Mexico, H.Irma & storms in S. Asia & Africa."

Comedian Kevin Hart also showed a video of himself and basketball star Chris Paul volunteering with the Red Cross after his urged his celebrity friends to donate as much money as they could.

He captioned it: "In Houston making sure that the money that was raised is being used properly..."


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