$100,000 From Taylor Swift to Iowa’s Flood Victims
She’s only 18, but Taylor Swift has so much to give!
On Friday (8/8), the country sweetheart generously donated $100,000 to the local Red Cross, when she performed on a concert at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The residents of the city had suffered millions of dollars in damages and thousands of job losses when the Cedar River swelled and submerged the town, about two months ago. The devastation along other riverbanks in the state was dubbed Iowa’s Katrina.
The singer said about the act, “The people in this town have been through so much loss this year, and my heart goes out to them. They’ve stood by me, they gave me a sold-out show. You’ve got to pay it forward in life – that’s all I did in Cedar Rapids”.
A source close to Swift also added, “Taylor was going to cancel the concert, thinking few people could attend, but the mayor of Cedar Rapids asked her to carry on,”
Swift is certainly not a stranger when it comes to philanthropy acts. In January, she donated a brand-new pink pickup truck, which supposed to be her 18th birthday gift from her record label, to a youth camp for children with serious medical conditions. Also earlier this summer, the ‘Our Song’ singer donated her merchandise sales from the CMA Music Festival to the Nashville Red Cross.
What a big heart coming from such a small figure. Big claps for you Taylor, keep up the good deeds!
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