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Beyonce Poses For Photos While Volunteering To Help Harvey Victims

Written by Kallie Provencher

Beyonce is doing more than just donating money to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Despite having newborn twin babies at home, Bey flew to Houston to lend a helping hand.

Beyonce was born and raised in the city, so therefore felt compelled to do her part in the aftermath of Harvey, reported BuzzFeed.

The 36-year-old was quoted as saying she was grateful for the rescuers as she was “working closely with [her] team at BeyGOOD as well as [her] pastor to implement a plan to help as many as [they] can.”

“My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help.”

Beyonce was photographed at St. John’s church in Houston alongside her mother Tina Knowles and 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy as they served meals to those displaced by the storm.

Bey also took a few minutes to address the situation as she stated she would do what she could to help people in her home city:

“Y’all are my family. Houston is my home. I thank God that you’re safe, your children are safe. I think what really matters is your health and your children and your family. I just want to say I love you. I’ve been blessed so that I can bless other people, and I ask of God to continue to do that for other people.”

Of course, it’s worth noting how incredible Beyonce looks for having delivered her twins- a boy named Sir and a girl named Rumi- in June.

The Lemonade singer opted for a casual look of jeans and a fitted white shirt as she showed her support for Houston

#BeyGood #Houston via @beylite

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While some are criticizing Beyonce for waiting so long to visit Houston, others are defending her by stating she isn’t required to donate or help at all.

Some commenters called the trip a publicity stunt as Bey poses for photos and represents her BeyGOOD organization.

However, some people were quick to point out that Beyonce’s actions do help those in need, whether it’s a publicity stunt or not.

“lol whether it’s a publicity stunt or not people are still being helped and these actions could send a message to those who are watching her that they should be out helping too. That’s the bigger picture.”

Then again, does Queen Bey really need any more publicity? My bet is she genuinely cares for the people of Houston and wants to give back to the community that helped her become who she is today.

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