Superstar Beyoncé has donated $100,000 to the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund which benefits victims of Hurricane Ike in the greater Houston area. The singer, a native of Houston, is also currently organizing a fundraising benefit for Hurricane Ike relief through her Survivor Foundation.
The Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund raises money to help residents affected by the storm in areas like Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties. Beyoncé started the Survivor Fund a few years back with the support of her parents as well as her sister Solange and fellow Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland — it helps people in areas affected by disasters, and it also gives relief to children and families affected by AIDS and homelessness.
In other Beyoncé news, on Tuesday (October 14) she announced she would perform on TRL’s final episode airing on November 16. “I can remember being 16 or 17 when they asked us to be on the show, and it was our big moment,” she told host Damien Fahey about her first appearance on the countdown show, which first aired 10 years ago. Although she looks back on the memory fondly, she admits that seeing a teen version of herself was weird. “It’s not cool to document your moments at 17,” she joked.
The singer debuted two new videos for “If I Were a Boy” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” off her new album I Am, which drops November 18. “I recorded over 70 songs, and I took a lot of time and made sure it was something that would last forever, something that never goes out. I just wanted people to get to know me and the two extremes,” she said about the album.