16 June 2016
In the spirit of giving to the needy, RnB singer, Beyoncé has raised money donation for people who were affected by the water crisis of Flint in Michigan, USA.
On behalf of Beyoncé, entertainment and management company, Parkwood Entertainment, and director of philanthropy and corporate relations, Ivy McGregor presented a cheque of $82,234 to support the victims.
The initiative, which was announced in conjunction with the singer’s world tour in February, encouraged fans to participate by donating funds to “address long-term developmental, education, nutrition and health needs,” of the children affected by the Flint water crisis.
The Flint water crisis started in April 2014 when the public water supply was contaminated by heavy metals, poisoning many residents and causing serious health problems.
In May 2014, President Barack Obama declared the city as a federal state of emergency.