Beyoncé Gives Emotional Speech to Victims of Hurricane Harvey: ‘Y’all Are My Family’

Beyoncé was back in Texas Friday to show support for the people in her hometown of Houston who was affected by Hurricane Harvey. The 35-year-old stopped by St. John’s Church accompanied by her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, and Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams.

Bey’s fan site, @Bey_Legion, shared the moment the singer took the stage to speak to church members and the survivors of the disaster.

“I just wanna say that I’m home. This church is my home. I was maybe 9 or 10 years old the first time I sat there where my daughter is sitting,” the “Formation” singer told the crowd. “I sang my first solo here and I just wanna thank you for lifting my family up, for praying for me, and for being such an incredible example of what light and love is. This today is a celebration of survival.”

“Y’all are my family. Houston is my home. I thank God that you’re safe, your children are safe. I think that really matters is your health and your children and your family,” she continued. “I just wanna say I love you. I’ve been blessed so that I can bless other people and I ask God to continue to do that for other people.”

Earlier in the day, Bey was spotted in the hood with Trae helping to hand out hot meals to those affected by the huge storm.

Beyoncé met with #hurricaneharvey survivors in HoUSton today. #BeyGOOD #swipe

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