Beyonce helps raise over $82,000 for Flint residents


FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Beyonce has helped raise more than $82,000 for Flint residents who continue to deal with the city’s lead-tainted water supply.

The singer’s representatives announced her entertainment and management company, Parkwood Entertainment, presented the United Way of Genesee County with a check for $82,234 on Monday. The Detroit News (http://detne.ws/1S3b8n2 ) reports the funds were raised by Beyonce fans who opted to contribute to the Flint fund while purchasing tickets for her Formation tour.

Beyonce’s team said 14 Detroit-area high school students were also chosen to receive “college gifts” to help with their educational expenses and tickets to her concert Tuesday night at Ford Field.

The Detroit concert is one of three cities on Beyonce’s tour to feature a “signature charity event” component.