Taylor Swift just donated a ton of money to Louisiana Public Schools because she’s amazing
Taylor Swift is the princess of nice (Ellen Degeneres being the queen, obviously). While she constantly receives sweet fan gifts, she frequently returns the favor by sending gifts and flowers right back to her fans, as well as donating her time and money to people in need – all because she believes they deserve it.
Swift has once again proven to be so incredibly generous and thoughtful, and now we love her even more.
After over six trillion gallons of rain flooded Louisiana between August 8th and 14th, causing widespread disaster in the state, Swift pledged to donate $1 million to help those in need.
The Red Cross described the floods as being the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since Hurricane Sandy. false
In a statement to the Associated Press, Swift explained her reasoning (not that she needed to).
“We began the 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home,” she said. “The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking. I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time.”
Swift seems to be donating the money in chunks to different organizations that really need the help. She has already donated $50,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and to the Salvation Army, according to People.
And most recently she donated another $50,000 to Ascension Public Schools.
“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.
Swift is basically an angel.