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Beyoncé is planning to personally step in and help victims of Hurricane Harvey, many of whom are residents of her hometown of Houston.
"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,” she said in a statement to the Houston Chronicle. “I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John's in downtown Houston) to implement a plan to help as many as we can.”
BeyGOOD is a charity Beyoncé formed in 2013 as an umbrella for her philanthropic efforts. It works with other non-profits and organizations to help provide clothing, counseling, food, shelter, employment, medical assistance and other tangible aid in countries across the globe.
Beyoncé had previously responded to the ongoing relief efforts with an Instagram photo of herself holding the Texas flag, captioned with, "Texas you are in my prayers."
A number of other celebrities have also quickly gotten involved in the Harvey recovery. Drake, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, J.J. Watt and others are among those who have made donations.
For resources and ways to get involved or help Harvey victims, click here for a list compiled by Variance.