Taylor Swift Donates $1 Million To Tennessee Following Tornado Outbreak
Although Taylor Swift has been cheering on the Chiefs Kingdon recently, her heart is always in Tennessee. The global superstar has donated $1 million to the Tennessee Emergency Fund at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
As reported by USA Today, the CEO of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Hal Cato, confirmed the donation with the outlet. Swift’s generous donation follows the tornado outbreak on Saturday, December 9 in Clarksville, Madison, and Hendersonville, among other counties.
The tornados that hit Tennessee killed six people and sent dozens of residents to area hospitals. According to CBS News, almost 40,000 people were without power across the state on Sunday morning (12/10).
This is not the first time Swift has donated following the destruction of devastating tornados. The singer-songwriter also donated $1 million to Tennessee in 2020.
“The Swifts found their original Tennessee home in Hendersonville and Sumner County and remain deeply committed to its continued well-being,” says Hal Cato, CEO of Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in a post to Facebook. “Taylor’s incredibly generous gift sends a message to her hometown and the communities around it, that she has their backs during the long road to recovery following this devastating event.”
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee shared, “Give to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund and together we’ll help survivors and our communities recover from Saturday’s disastrous storms.”
Swift is currently in the midst of her record-breaking ‘The Eras Tour’ which will kick back up again with her international dates in February. The “Karma” singer celebrates her 34th birthday tomorrow (12/13), the same day her The Eras Tour concert film will be released for Swifites to watch at home on demand.
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