The Beyhive gets in formation to raise $82,234 for Flint

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The world becomes a better place when the Beyhive andBeyoncget in formation.

On June 13,Beyonc’scompany, Parkwood Entertainment,donated $82,234 to the people of Flint, Michigan, to continue supporting recovery efforts from the recentwater crisis.

Donations came from fans who purchased tickets to the Formation World Tour. Concert attendees also had the option donate additional funds to help the cause.

A check was made out to United Way of Genesee County, a privately funded nonprofit in communities across the country. According to a press release, the organization has distributed water filters, bottled water and provided emergency services to residents of Flint.

“After all the short-term needs of Flint residents have been met, United Way of Genesee County will provide any remaining funds to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, which will provide long-term developmental, educational and health support to children and families in the area,” read a statement from United Way.

BeyGOOD, the philanthropic arm ofBeyonc’sbrand, has partnered with United Way to promote volunteerismand to support Flint during the Formation World Tour.

Fourteen local high school students alsoreceived gifts,help with college finances and tickets to the Detroit stop ofBeyonc’stour.

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