On Tuesday, March 3rd, two tornadoes hit the Tennessee counties of Benton, Davidson, Putnam, and Wilson, killing at least 24 people and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses. There has been an outpouring of support for the residents and the victims’ families in the aftermath, and now, pop singer Taylor Swift has contributed in a major way.
As confirmed by her spokesperson to CNN, Taylor Swift donated $1 million to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. Donations to the emergency fund “support the affected communities and nonprofits helping victims address their ongoing needs.”
Swift posted about her donation to her Instagram Story and included a link to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, to which fans can also donate.
“Nashville is my home and the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me,” she wrote. “I’ve made a donation to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. If you’d like to do the same, swipe up.”