Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to Louisiana Public Schools Impacted by Floods

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Taylor Swift is continuing her efforts to help the flood victims of Louisiana.

In August, Swift donated $1 million to Louisiana flood relief after torrential rains caused massive flooding in the state and killed at least 11 people. Now, the pop star has given another $50,000 to Ascension Public Schools for flood relief efforts.

Taylor Swift Donating $1M to Louisiana for Flood Relief

"We are overwhelmed by the generosity of those wanting to help our students. We are particularly honored that Taylor Swift is reaching out to us. Her investment in our children will have far reaching impacts as we recover from the flood," Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander said in a statement.

Thank you @taylorswift13 for your generous $50K donation to our schools' flood recovery! #2016flood #AscensionStrong https://t.co/vEa4YsiZkQ

- Ascension Schools (@APSB_official) September 16, 2016

Five of the district's 27 schools closed because of flooding, which has displaced 5,000 students, leaving more than 500 public school employees with damaged homes.

Last month, Swift told The Associated Press that Louisiana residents graciously welcomed her when she kicked off the U.S. dates of her 1989 World Tour in the state last year.

"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.