Beyoncé delivered a plea to donors during the "Hand in Hand" hurricane relief telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
She said, “During a time where it's impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn't possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage and forever change lives, leaving behind contaminated water, flooded hospitals, schools and nursing homes.”
Beyoncé, a Houston native, talked about watching her city come together during a time of great strife.
Beyoncé has been active in various efforts to assist Houston in the wake of Harvey. She reportedly made a large private donation to relief efforts and has also launched her own fundraising initiative.
Proceeds from the Hand in Hand telethon will go the following charities: Rebuild Texas Fund, ASPCA, Best Friends, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas, Feeding Florida, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children and United Way.