â€œMadeaâ€™s Family Reunionâ€� director Tyler Perry donated $1 million to Hurricane Harvey victims with a share of it going to Joel Osteenâ€™s Lakewood Church.
Perry, 47, published a video of his announcement Thurs. pledging $250,000 of the $1 million to Osteenâ€™s church. Osteen was heavily blamed this current week after his church published on Fb in that its doors would stay shut â€œdue to the extreme floodingâ€� still a collection of social media posts appeared to point in that the church prevented flooding.
â€œI know in that thereâ€™s been some disagreement about Joel Osteen & him not opening the doors of the church,â€� Perry stated.
â€œJoel & Victoria are superb peopleÂ â€” thereâ€™s no method in that they would lock people out of the church or not let people seek shelter.â€�
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â€œThere have been some safety considerations, & I spoke to them on the phone, & all of it made acceptable sense to me,â€� Perry continued. â€œSo, before you only run & judicial judge somebody real fast, you’ll want to know the whole entire circumstances.â€�
On Tues., Osteen opened his 16,800-seat Lakewood Church in Houston to flooding evacuees. He stated the choice to open the church resulted from pre-planned discussions.
“You know, we work with the city all of the time,” Osteen stated concerning the lead-up to the storm. â€œAt in that point the city was asking us to use city shelters, Harris county shelters after which once they got crammed up thatâ€™s once we stated, ‘Hey, you would like more room, Lakewood would love to assist out.'”
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Besides donating to Osteen, Perry stated he was additionally pledging $250,000 to Rudy Rasmus, Beyonceâ€™s pastor.
Perry stated he was contemplating different places to donate to still urged viewers: â€œMake positive you’re giving to people which are getting the monies on to the those in that need it.â€�
Perry concluded, â€œIf you would like to offer, I’ll challenge you to seek out somebody who has boots on the bottom & who can really be efficient.”