Beyonce issues heartfelt appeal for aid for Houston

Help: Beyonce issued a heartfelt appeal for aid for her hometown of Houston Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

Beyonce issued a heartfelt appeal for aid for her hometown of Houston Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The 36-year-old appeared in a video clip during the Hand in Hand Benefit telethon on Tuesday night.

'During a time where it's impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn't possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage and forever change lives, leaving behind contaminated water, flooded hospitals, schools and nursing homes,' Beyonce said in the message. 'And countless families are now homeless.

The singer called on donors to help with food, clothing, cleaning supplies, blankets, shoes, diapers and formula for babies, clean water, wheelchairs for the elderly, and books and toys for affected children 'so they can continue to dream.'

'Natural disasters don't discriminate,' she added. 'They don't see if you're an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor. It doesn't matter if you're from Third Ward or River Oaks, we're all in this together. 

The songstress continued: 'Seeing everyone of different racial, social and religious backgrounds put their own lives at risk to help each other survive, restored my faith in humanity.'

'True healing is in helping. please give what you can.'

Plea: The 36-year-old appeared in a video clip during the Hand in Hand Benefit telethon on Tuesday night

Plea: The 36-year-old appeared in a video clip during the Hand in Hand Benefit telethon on Tuesday night

Worse: 'During a time where it's impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn't possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage and forever change lives,' she said

Worse: 'During a time where it's impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn't possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage and forever change lives,' she said

Faith: The songstress continued: 'Seeing everyone of different racial, social and religious backgrounds put their own lives at risk to help each other survive, restored my faith in humanity.'

Faith: The songstress continued: 'Seeing everyone of different racial, social and religious backgrounds put their own lives at risk to help each other survive, restored my faith in humanity.'

The hour-long special included performances and messages from A-list celebrities Justin Bieber, George Clooney, Cher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx asking viewers to donate to help with relief from the disastrous storm that hit the Lone Star state last month.

Although the telethon was first announced after the devastation from Harvey, it was expanded to raise money for victims of Irma, which struck parts of Florida. Estimates from various groups have said that both hurricanes caused between $150 billion and $290 billion in damage to Texas and Florida.

The Drunk In Love hitmaker wasn't the only celeb on the night to take a jab at Donald Trump either, blaming the devastation on climate change, something the president considers a hoax. 

Together 'Natural disasters don't discriminate,' she added. 'They don't see if you're an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor. It doesn't matter if you're from Third Ward or River Oaks, we're all in this together

Together 'Natural disasters don't discriminate,' she added. 'They don't see if you're an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor. It doesn't matter if you're from Third Ward or River Oaks, we're all in this together

Heavy hitters: Cher and George Clooney were among the many stars who took part in the Hand In Hand hurricane relief telethon Tuesday night 

Heavy hitters: Cher and George Clooney were among the many stars who took part in the Hand In Hand hurricane relief telethon Tuesday night 

Trump this: Stevie wonder offered up a prayer for unity and asked that those who deny climate change would 'open their eyes'

Trump this: Stevie wonder offered up a prayer for unity and asked that those who deny climate change would 'open their eyes'

'The effects of climate change are playing out around the world every day,' she claimed. Just this past week, we've seen devastation from the monsoon in India, an 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, and multiple catastrophic hurricanes. 

'Irma alone has left a trail of death and destruction from the Caribbean to Florida to the southern United States' we have to be prepared fro what comes next.

She concluded: 'So tonight we come together in a collective effort to raise our voices, to help our communities, to lift our spirits, and heal. Thank you.'

Called out: The Drunk In Love hitmaker wasn't the only celeb on the night to take a jab at Donald Trump , blaming the devastation on climate change, something the president considers a hoax

Called out: The Drunk In Love hitmaker wasn't the only celeb on the night to take a jab at Donald Trump , blaming the devastation on climate change, something the president considers a hoax

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