Solange has been relatively quiet in recent days, but her silence and absence from the limelight hasn’t come in the way of her helping Texas residents in need of immediate assistance. The singer quietly made a donation toward post-winter storm relief efforts in her home city of Houston, giving an undisclosed amount to Mutual Aid Houston — a BIPOC-led collective that boosts mutual aid efforts.
“We are so grateful to @solangeknowles for her significant donation to our post-freeze housing relief efforts,” the organization tweeted on Thursday (Feb. 18). “The Houston love is REAL.” The A Seat at the Table songstress then responded expressing her sympathy for those suffering and her intentions to assist in other ways.
“Sending so much love back home, and I’m committed to doing more...,” she wrote. “My heart breaks man. Thank you for all the endless work [that] you guys are doing on the ground.”
Solange is the latest Houston star to offer support to families who have found themselves without power, electricity and water in the days following the severe winter storms in Texas. Her sister Beyoncé, Adidas and Houston’s Bread of Life introduced the Disaster Relief Assistance Application — a form available for winter storm victims in need of up to $1,000 of immediate financial assistance.
Trae the Truth also lent a helping hand to Houston residents. The activist/rapper purchased meals from Jack in the Box and open restaurants and delivered them to residents. He then used his platform and encouraged other Texans who are capable to do the same.
“Right now, it’s all about coming together,” he said. “All the homies that’s sitting around, that’s able, if you can go to some spot and grab 10, 15 burgers [or] sandwiches and get it to somebody who needs it... Man, I’m asking y’all to do that along with us.”
Power in most of Texas has finally been restored. However, per NBC, millions are still without clean water.