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Beyoncé Helps Raise Over $82,000 for Flint Residents

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Jun 14, 2016

Beyoncé has helped raise more than $80,000 for the residents of Flint, Michigan, who continue to deal with the city’s lead tainted water. The Detroit News reported that the singer’s representatives announced her entertainment and management company, Parkwood Entertainment, presented an $82,000 check to the United Way of Genesee County. The funds were raised by Beyoncé’s fans who, when buying tickets to her Formation Tour, opted to contribute to the Flint fund. Fourteen Detroit-area high school students were also selected to receive college gifts to help with their educational expenses. They also received tickets to her upcoming concert at Ford Field. Beyoncé’s camp said that Detroit is one of three cities on her tour to feature a signature charity event component. Gotta love a celeb that gives back!