Beyoncé Donating 1,000 COVID-19 Testing Kits & Supplies

Beyoncé ’s BeyGOOD foundation has announced plans to provide 1,000 mobile test kits for Houston residents over Mother’s Day weekend, along with supplies like face masks, gloves, vitamins and cleaning supplies. Dubbed the #IDIDMYPART Mobile Testing Relief Campaign.

Beyoncé previously spoke out about COVID-19’s detrimental impact on black Americans when she appeared on Global Citizen’s One World: Together At Home event in April.

“Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home,” she said. “And African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis. Those with pre-existing conditions are at an even higher risk. This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America. A recent report from my home city — Houston, Texas — it showed that of COVID-19 deaths within Houston city limits, 57 percent of fatal cases are African American.”

The singer’s collaboration with fellow Houston native Megan Thee Stallion on her “Savage” (Remix) also focuses on their hometown during the pandemic. All proceeds from the collab will go to Houston-based charity Bread of Life, which will help in the non-profit’s mission to feed 500 families a week during the quarantine.

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