Taylor Swift Gives $1M to Louisiana Flood Victims
Singer calls devastation 'heartbreaking'
By Linda Hervieux,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2016 7:21 AM CDT
Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to the victim's of flooding in Louisiana.   (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Louisiana was good to Taylor Swift and now the singer is giving back in the form of a $1 million donation to help victims of the devastating floods that have killed at least 11 people, reports the AP. The 26-year-old says the donation is a big thank you to her “wonderful fans” in Louisiana “who made us feel completely at home” when Swift kicked off her last world tour there. “The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking," she says in a statement, urging "those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time."

The contribution isn’t Swift’s first. Last year the pop idol gave $50,000 each to a young fan battling cancer and an ailing nephew of one of her backup dancers, notes US Weekly. Among others: $50,000 to Philadelphia Children’s Hospital in 2014, and $100,000 to flood relief in Iowa in 2008. (For much more on the scope of the devastating flooding, click here.)
 

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