Beyoncé is helping out her home state of Texas.
Beyoncé Brings Relief to Those Struggling Through Winter Storms In Texas
On Thursday, (Feb. 18) the singer’s BeyGood foundation announced it had teamed up with Adidas and Bread of Life, Inc. to help those affected by the deadly winter storm. The collaborative effort seeks to give up to $1,000 to individuals who have experienced financial hardships due to the disaster that has left countless Texans without food, power, or water.
BeyGood has directed affected residents to fill out an application to receive financial relief. Those in surrounding states can also apply; however, the form emphasizes that the one-time payment “is not designed to address ongoing financial challenges” and is only for those who are facing financial emergencies caused by the storm.
The extremely cold weather left millions of people without electricity in their homes for days. On Thursday morning (Feb. 18), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which controls the state’s power grid, said they have made “significant progress” restoring power overnight and power is down for fewer than 420,000 Texas customers.
The state is now facing a food and water crisis. Photos surfaced on social media showing grocery stores in Texas with bare shelves and long lines of people waiting to get in. Some residents had to place their frozen food items in the snow to keep them from going bad.