Taylor Swift is donating $1 million (£767,570) to the flood relief efforts in Louisiana.
The Shake It Off star has a history of lending her financial support to those in need, and revealed on Tuesday (16Aug16) that she is hoping her contribution will help following the devastating floods in the state that have, to date, claimed the lives of 11 people.
Taylor added in a statement that she feels a connection to Louisiana after starting the U.S. leg of her 1989 World Tour there last year (15). “We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home,” Taylor told the Associated Press. “The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking.”