Hard not to be crazy in love with Beyonce. Beyond her many talents, she’s also a generous hometown girl.
The large sum supports the goals of a recently launched campaign, The Way Home, to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015.
The sizable donation to the local efforts helped raise the profile of America’s fourth largest city which has been making significant strides toward ending homelessness over the last three years.
Notes the Huffington Post:
“Houston has seen significant progress in its fight against homelessness. A 2014 Houston Homeless Count showed that on a given night about 5,351 people in the city were living without stable shelter — a 37 percent drop from 2011. In June, the Coalition for the Homeless in Houston announced that the city has housed 1,510 chronically homeless individuals since January 2012 as part of a national campaign to combat homelessness from coast-to-coast.
‘Houston is leading the charge to end chronic homelessness,’ Marilyn Brown, President & CEO of the Coalition, said in a press release. ‘Our success as part of the 100,000 Homes Campaign proves that permanent housing coupled with support services works.’ “
Bravo, Ms. Carter. You’re irreplaceable, indeed.
Learn more about The Way Home: http://www.thewayhomehouston.org/
READ THE MEDIA COVERAGE:
- Huffington Post | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/beyonce-hometown-houston_n_5570609.html?utm_hp_ref=impact
- SheKnows.com | www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/1043387/beyonce-secretly-gave-millions-to-houstons-homeless
- eWallstreeter | http://ewallstreeter.com/beyonce-has-quietly-given-million-to-homeless-in-hometown-of-houston-6406
- iPick | http://www.ipick.ca/entertainment/beyonce-secretly-gave-7-million-to-houstons-homeless