Due to torrential rains, Louisiana has suffered some of its worst flooding in years which has left 11 people dead and damaged 40000 homes. Taylor Swift has announced she will be donating $1million to help with disaster relief efforts..
‘We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home. The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking,’ the 26-year-old said in a statement.
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‘I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time,’ Swift said.
It’s not the first time Taylor Swift has opened up her purse to those in dire need. In 2014 she donated $50,000 to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to help fund therapy tools for children suffering from cancer. In 2015 she gave $50,000 to a young fan battling leukemia as well as another $50,000 to her backup dancer’s baby nephew who is battling cancer.