Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to Louisiana Public Schools for Continued Flood Recovery Efforts
Taylor Swift's latest charitable spree continues. Last week the "Shake It Off" singer donated $50,000 to Louisiana public schools that were impacted by the massive flooding that devastated the Baton Rouge area in August.
"We are overwhelmed by the generosity of those wanting to help our students. We are particularly honored that Taylor Swift is reaching out to us. Her investment in our children will have far-reaching impacts as we recover from the flood," Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander said in a statement.
According to the release, "Five of the district's 27 schools are closed due to flooding impacts, displacing 5,000 students," and more than 500 public school employees' homes were damaged.
This isn't the only time Swift has reached into her pockets to help in the aftermath of the historic disaster. Last month the 26-year-old pop princess announced that she would be donating $1 million to help the recovery process in the state she said so warmly welcomed her when she kicked off the U.S. dates of her tour last year.
"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," Swift said in a statement. "I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time."
Shoutout to Taylor for putting her money where her mouth is!