Beyoncé Gives Back, Funds a Housing Project in her Hometown of Houston
We can see your “Halo,” Beyoncé.
Apparently, the 32-year-old Houston native has been contributing millions of dollars to the Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments in her hometown to help the area’s homeless. The apartment complex, which Bey launched in 2007 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, provides meals, job training and HIV/AIDS screenings for the city’s poverty-stricken citizens.
Reverend Rudy Rasmus, who presided over Beyoncé’s 2008 wedding to rapper Jay Z, recently told Houston’s KHOU 11 News, “She’s an incredible human being. Has an incredible heart and has been extremely helpful in our mission and our ministry here.” In fact, the “Single Ladies” singer has contributed approximately $7 million to the shelter, which is home to 43 individuals who might otherwise be on the streets.
Rasmus has known international megastar since her pre-Destiny’s Child days and recalls fondly, “She used to sing right here. I don’t remember the song but I do remember she had long braids, tennis shoes and jeans on. A far cry from what she is today.”
Perhaps, but her heart is clearly still in Houston.