Beyonce Instagrams More Support for Houston, Jamie Foxx, Reese Witherspoon Sign up for Harvey Telethon
Beyoncé has once again reached out to those suffering in her hometown of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, posting an Instagram message on Thursday morning (Aug. 31) that read "Beygood Houston," a seeming reference to her charitable BeyGOOD foundation. While the singer hasn't yet revealed what her plans are for donating to those in need following the devastating storm -- which has killed at least 38 and left more than 30,000 in shelters -- her pastor, Rudy Rasmus, told ET on Tuesday that Bey had already made a "significant donation" to relief efforts.
Terrell, Texas, native Jamie Foxx announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday (Aug. 30) that he'd donated $25,000 to GlobalGiving and that he plans on participating in a Sept. 12 all-star telethon. It was unclear at press time if Foxx was referring to the benefit show that is being organized by Houston rapper Bun B and Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun.
A representative for Bun B told The Associated Press on Wednesday (Aug. 30) that the rapper is working with Braun, who produced client Ariana Grande's massive benefit show in June in Manchester, England for victims of the bombing at her show in that city. The rep said Braun "is actively working on gathering talent and organizing logistics for the event." The rep added that the benefit is tentatively scheduled to air on four national networks on Sept. 12.
TMZ reported Reese Witherspoon and Blake Shelton will host the event from Nashville, while Foxx and Hilary Duff (born in Houston) will anchor from Los Angeles and former NFL player Good Morning America's Michael Strahan -- a Houston native -- will anchor the New York portion. A spokesperson for Braun could not be reached for comment at press time.
Bey's little sis, Solange, announced that her Orion's Rise performance at Boston's Orpheum Theater on Sept. 28 will donate all proceeds to Harvey relief. She's among a growing list of artists who've made generous pledges to help those in need so far. The Red Cross has provided a list of flood safety tips, and those who wish to help can visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text he word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Other organizations supporting those affected include AmeriCares, Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army and AABB.
Take a look at Beyonce and Foxx's Instagram posts below.