Taylor Swift Makes Big Donation To Louisiana Public Schools For Flood Relief
After the tragic historic flood that devastated Baton Rouge, LA, last month, Taylor Swift donates funds to local public school to help with relief. According to Billboard, Swift donated $50,000 to Louisiana schools that were impacted by the flood. According to a statement from Ascension Public Schools, 5,000 students were displaced by the flooding, which has closed down 5 of the district’s 27 schools. Also in the statement, Superintendent David Alexander thanked the singer for her contributions and generosity. “We are particularly honored that Taylor Swift is reaching out to us," he wrote. "Her investment in our children will have far reaching impacts as we recover from the flood."
According to Refinery29.com, this isn’t the only investment Swift has made to Louisiana. In August, she donated a million dollars to flood relief. "We began the 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home," Swift says in a statement to The Associated Press. "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."
Besides relieving people from the flood impact, earlier this week she sent flowers to her mini-me and America’s Got Talent’s latest winner Grace VanderWaal. Little Ms. VanderWaal couldn’t believe she received flowers from the pop star, and this left her screaming for joy.
For more information about Ascension Public Schools, including information on how to donate for flood recovery, visit www.apsb.org.