Beyoncé raises over $82,000 for Flint water crisis victims

The donations were made by fans to the singer's BeyGOOD platform

Beyonce has raised over $82,000 (£58,048) for the victims of the Flint water crisis.

A cheque for $82,234 (£58,213) was presented to the United Way Of Genesee County in Detroit yesterday (June 13) to help those affected by the crisis.

As Billboard reports, the singer’s entertainment and management company Parkwood Entertainment took the funds raised to a high school in the city on behalf of her BeyGOOD foundation. The money was raised via donations from Beyoncé’s fans.

As well as the money, 14 Detroit high school students were chosen to receive “educational expenses” and tickets for the star’s show at the city’s Ford Field venue tonight (June 14).

The concert is the last date of this leg of Beyoncé’s US tour. She resumes touring in Europe beginning with a show at Sunderland’s Stadium Of Light stadium on June 28. The American portion of the Formation world tour continues at East Rutherford, NJ’s MetLife Stadium on September 7.

The Flint water crisis began in April 2014 when water supplies in Flint, Michigan became contaminated. Extreme levels of lead were found in the water, which could lead to severe health problems to those exposed to it.