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Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland are giving back to the Houston community
July 2, 2023
Former “Destiny’s Child” collaborators Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland are joining forces to help Houston’s homeless population.
As the “CUFF IT” superstar brings the curtains down on the European leg of her record-breaking “Renaissance World Tour,” she and Rowland are turning their attention back to their roots — Beyoncé was born in Houston, while Rowland moved to the area. From Atlanta as a kid – giving back to the homeless community.
Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland are fighting homelessness in Houston
Childhood beasts, as the Houston ChronicleWorking with Harris County officials, they are building a multi-million dollar housing unit for those in need in the Midtown area. On Tuesday, June 27, city officials confirmed that the joint effort will create 31 permanent housing units for non-residents in the area.
This assistance will include case managers, peer reviewers, service specialists, county registry notes, and specialized services such as transportation, mental health, and physical and behavioral health supports.
Additional funds are coming from outside groups, including Rice University, and the total cost of the initiative is estimated at about $8.4 million, which will take place in October.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said at a news conference that there will be an “even bigger launch” in September, which coincides with when the “Church Girl” hitmaker is in town for her tour.
Hidalgo praised the joint efforts of local officials and the Coalition of the Homeless, which aim to reduce homelessness by 20% in the region during the epidemic and beyond.
“Harris County and the City of Houston, together with the Coalition for the Homeless, reduced homelessness by 20 percent in the middle of the epidemic, and we have maintained that reduction.”
He also highlighted the involvement of Beyoncé and Rowland. noted“We’ve done the homeless count again, so I’m certainly going to support initiatives like this regardless of who’s behind it, but this one is particularly interesting, I think, because there’s names like Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, who of course have been supporting the community for a very long time.”
Rudy Rasmus, local pastor and executive director of Bread of Life, where the units will be located, shared his gratitude for the project at the press conference. Rudy stated, “This will be our fifth housing (downtown development) in Ward 1 in the last 17 years, and (I’m) very grateful that we can continue to help end (homelessness) in our county.”
He also explained that the “Destiny’s Child” trio inspired the Knowles-Rowland Project after they used the money from their hit song “No, No, No” to build a youth center in the city. Beyonce’s tour is in her city on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Renaissance World Tour concludes on September 27th in New Orleans.
The enduring friendship of the “Destiny’s Child” trio
Witnessing the Texas heroes and Michelle Williams is more impressive than their love of giving back and healing their communities. remained tight bouquet. The girl group colleagues met in 1999 and after 15 amazing years of collaboration, they released their last album ‘Destiny Fulfilled’ in 2004 and went their separate ways.
Williams spoke exclusively to Us Weekly ahead of her 2021 memoir, “Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life — and Save Yours.” He took the opportunity to share the key to their lasting friendship, saying: “I would just say that we respect and keep our friendship between us, we don’t share.”
Since privacy is an obvious necessity for Beyoncé, Williams is one of those who adheres to it. Still, she mentioned that she extends that courtesy to everyone she knows, not just her famous friends. The Masked Singer alum explained:
“I do this with my best friend (who is a dentist) in Miami. So I won’t share your secrets. I don’t treat any of my friends any differently than Beyoncé and Kelly. We just respect each other’s hearts, really.”
The author also revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has only strengthened their camaraderie as the trio is forced to be more honest about their feelings. “I think the epidemic has taught people, listen, let’s not hide anything. Let’s not do that, he explained.