In An Effort To Bring Attention To The Louisiana Flood, Swift Donates $1 Million To Flood Victims
Tens of thousands of people living in Louisiana are now homeless since the Louisiana flood hit their communities. While many are trying to come to their aid, one celebrity has stepped up to help.
Taylor Swift announced that she is donating $1 million dollars to the Louisiana flood victims. According to Swift, the generosity of the people of Louisiana during her 1989 tour inspired her charity in her August 16th statement. 11 people have died so far from the floods in Louisiana and 60,000 people signing up for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency so far, the singer’s donation is desperately needed.
“We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home.” Swift said in her statement. “The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking.”
Swift kicked off her 1989 tour in Louisiana with her second U.S stop being Baton Rouge. As of now, at least 40,000 homes in Baton Rouge and other southern Louisiana towns have been damaged and 30,000 people have been rescued since Friday when the historic amount of flooding began to occur.
The New York Times released a series of photos that showed the horrors of the flood. Trying to seek refuge, people can be seen navigating their way through the flooded streets in boats. Although she is the first star to provide aid to the Louisiana flood victims, she will not be the last with Lady Gaga tweeting that she is donating to relief efforts.
“I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time.” – Swift