During the pandemic, Beyonce donated $6 million to mental health relief and she also teamed up with another Houston native Meg Thee Stallion for the “Savage” remix and announced that the proceeds would go to a COVID-19 relief in Houston.
Now Beyonce and her mom Ms. Tina Knowles Lawson are encouraging those in their hometown to take advantage of mobile testing and asking their peers to do the same. Lawson created #IDIDMYPART campaign to encourage people to get tested.
A statement on Beyonce.com reads,
“Philanthropist, entrepreneur and fashion designer, Tina Knowles Lawson has created the initiative #IDIDMYPART to encourage residents in her beloved home city of Houston, Texas to get tested in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing that African American communities have an escalated rate of infections and fatalities, Ms. Knowles Lawson is pleading to Houston residents to know their status in an urgent appeal to stop the spread of the coronavirus.”
In Houston, during this weekend’s BeyGood convention they will donate 1000 test kits, face masks, gloves, essential vitamins, and household supplies.
Celebrity friends like Tyler Perry have accepted the challenge and will set up his own campaign in Atlanta.
Down below is a flyer that includes the dates, times and locations for the mobile testing.