Taylor Swift Donates $1 Million to Nashville Tornado Victims
You Belong with Me singer Taylor Swift has a golden heart! This beautiful singer & songwriter announced on Thursday, March 5, that she has donated money to help the tornado victims of Nashville, Tennessee.
Earlier this week, the massive tornado destroyed hundreds of homes, killing at least 24 people. She shared a post on her Instagram Story to her fans and told that she has donated to the Nashville Tornado victims. There, she wrote,
Nashville is my home and the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me. I’ve made a donation to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund.
Though Swift didn’t announce how much she donated, her publicist Tree Paine confirmed to NBC News that the pop singer donated $1 million to the organization. Swift later tweeted, “My heart is with everyone in Tennessee who has been affected by the tornados.”
According to the National Weather Service, one of the tornadoes that hit Tennessee early Tuesday was an EF-4 storm with 175 mph winds. At least 45 buildings collapsed in Nashville, and police said that there were multiple buildings with damage, primarily in the downtown and the east precincts. 18 people died in Putnam County, which is about 60 miles east of Nashville.
Back in 2010, Taylor Swift donated $500,000 by creating a Taylor Swift Charitable Fund after a massive flood in Tennessee and Kentucky. It killed 26 people.
Moreover, in April 2019, Swift made a donation of $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project when it was fighting discriminatory bills in the state.