Taylor Swift has had a rough few weeks thanks to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. After the couple outed her for supposedly lying about West’s song “Famous,” betrayed fans have questioned their loyalty. But Swift’s latest heartwarming move is bound to win some back. The 26-year-old popstar just donated $1 million to Louisiana flood relief in an effort to help those affected by the state’s torrential rains and horrific flooding.
The floods have been some of the worst in Louisiana history, killing at least 11 people and damaging 40,000 homes. According to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, more than 60,000 people have registered for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management. More than 20,000 people have been rescued across southern Louisiana, but the number is minuscule in comparison to the grand total of victims. So Swift, who was welcomed by Louisiana residents last year during her “1989 World Tour,” made sure to do her part.
“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.
She continued, “I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time.”
Now there’s the Taylor Swift we know and love!