Beyoncé’s non-profit foundation BeyGOOD, Adidas and Houston disaster relief organization, Bread of Life, partnered to financially assist families and individuals impacted by Winter Storm Uri. The storm violently swept through Texas, diminishing millions of residents’ access to electricity and water.
The foundation will provide up to $1,000 in relief. The Disaster Relief Assistance application form requires applicants to submit personal information such as phone number, email address, household size, and employment status and to also describe their emergency hardship. Due to the overwhelming response, the Bread of Life closed the first round of applications on Feb. 19. According to Beyoncé’s publicist, there were more than 130,000 submissions in the first 24 hours. Though closed, for now, that’s not the end of BeyGOOD’s charitable assistance.
The Bread of Life foundation announced that they were distributing water and supplies at St. John’s United Methodist Church Downtown on Saturday, Feb 27. from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. People could collect a range of personal products such as washing detergent, shampoo, bleach, disinfectant and deodorant.
Current applications are now being reviewed for immediate assistance and a distribution date has not yet been established.