SOURCE: Music World Entertainment; The Survivor Foundation; St. John's Downtown

September 11, 2007 15:58 ET

Beyoncé, Mathew and Tina Knowles, Kelly Rowland and The Survivor Foundation Announce New Project, "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments," in Support of St. John's Downtown and Temenos Community Development Corporation

Ground Breaking Ceremony to Be Held on September 12, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) -

WHO: Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Mathew and Tina Knowles, Solange, Pastors Rudy and Juanita Rasmus, and Houston City Officials

WHAT: The ground breaking ceremony for the "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments," developed by Temenos Community Developed Corporation and Sponsored by The Survivor Foundation, the City of Houston, and St. John's United Methodist. The "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments" will be a 43 unit, single room occupancy supportive housing facility for at-risk populations in the Houston area.

WHEN: September 12, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: 1719 Gray Street (Corner of Gray and Chenevert), Houston, TX

WHY: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, efforts began to construct Phase I of the $4 million "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments." Last month Temenos CDC received the final funding needed for construction. The housing development is the result of a collaboration with House of Deréon founders Tina Knowles and Beyonce Knowles, Survivor Foundation, Inc., the City of Houston, and St. John's Downtown (Church Home of the Knowles Family). The project is a 43 unit, single room occupancy supportive housing facility for at-risk populations designed to provide permanent living accommodations for women and men who are taking significant steps in improving their lives after the traumatic effects of personal and natural disasters. The apartments will provide "a safe place to live" for all residents.

Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Solange, Mathew and Tina Knowles have pledged 1 million dollars to the "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments" project. Wal-Mart and American Express are major contributors to Temenos CDC and the Survivor Foundation's overall initiatives. Giorgo Armani and Loreal have also made commitments to support this project. Thanks to a generous donation from Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé Knowles, located on the same block as the "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments," is a 1.2 million Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth which is an exciting, multipurpose recreational complex for youth and a youth HIV education and risk reduction program called "Breaking The Silence." Immediately following the ceremony there will be a luncheon reception at the House of Deréon Media Center on 2202 Crawford ( between Hadley and Webster) Houston, TX 77002.

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