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Taylor Swift donates $1 million to Louisiana flood victims


There’s a million more reasons to love Taylor Swift. Everyone’s favourite squad leader has announced she’s donating $1 million to Louisiana food relief following devastating floods in the state.

Swift, who kicked off her 1989 World Tour in Louisiana last year, said she wanted to pay it forward to the residents of the area after they gave her a warm welcome.

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“We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home. The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking,” the 26-year-old said in a statement.

With at least 11 killed and 40,000 homes damaged, this is some of the worst flooding in Louisiana state history. According to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office, more than 60,000 people have registered for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Over 30,000 people have been rescued since Friday, with more being brought to safety by the hour.

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According to The Daily Mail, Swift has a history of charitable donations.

In 2014, the Shake It Off singer donated $50,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The money helped fund therapy tools for cancer-stricken children.

A year later she gave $50,000 to a fan who was battling leukemia, and then another $50,000 to one of her backup dancers whose baby nephew was going through cancer treatment.

This year the songstress donated $250,000 to fellow singer Kesha to help cover the legal fees she incurred during her sexual assault case against music producer Dr. Luke.

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— With files from Associated Press

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