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Taylor Swift Donates $500,000 for Nashville Flood

Taylor Swift Donates $500,000 for Nashville Flood

Taylor Swift is donating $500,000 to flood relief in Nashville, which will go directly to various flood relief organizations in the city (the flooding killed 30 in three states).

“Being at home during the storm, I honestly could not believe what was happening to the city and the people I love so dearly,” the 20-year-old country cutie told The Associated Press via e-mail. “Nashville is my home, and the reason why I get to do what I love. I have always been proud to be a Nashvillian, but especially now, seeing the love that runs through this city when there are people in crisis.”

Added Taylor, “Please keep Nashville in your heart. Seeing a picture of the Grande Ole Opry halfway underwater was a kind of heartbreak I can’t describe.” (T-Swift moved to Nashville when she was 14.)

On June 16th, Ke$ha, a Nashville native and resident, will perform during a special flood benefit concert in Nashville.

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# 1

That is wonderful.
I hope other people with the “means” to donate, do so also. Let’s help our country now.

# 2

Taylor, if you’re going to say something about the GRAND Ole Opry, spell it right.
I love how she has to tell everyone how much money she donates to feel special. It’s none of anyones business how much you donate.
She is such a cocky brat.

# 3

donates $500 000… and tells the world? shame, but still an amazing gesture so good on ya i guess :)

# 4

@elle: You all are jerks and should shut it unless you know what the hell you are taking about. Almost everyone of the celebrities that donated in last nights telethon told how much they donated- not just Taylor. How about saying something nice or keeping your trap SHUT!

# 5
bad singer, fake star @ 05/07/2010 at 11:39 am

While Taylor is wonderful for donating 500K to Nashville, it is the right thing for HER to do. Other stars may have done the benefit and donated but notice who has their publicist telling everyone. Just like her singing, TS is a PR gimmick, time to pay the piper of her ill-gotten fruits.

# 6
unbelieveable @ 05/07/2010 at 11:43 am

Damn it I knew it the second I read this that people were just gonna find a way to use this to bash her. No good deed goes unpunished

# 7

First: The people at the Telethon told how much people donated & if you check Reba McIntire’s twitter she announced that she donated $100,000.00. Taylor did NOT tweet about her donation.

All I can say is 500,000 more reasons why I LOVE Taylor Swift and why so many other do too. It is nice to see that the country music people stick together and help their community in times of trouble. Kudos to all who gave and are giving to help the people of Tennessee. as the Bible says “to whom much is give, much is required”. Praying for the people of Tennessee and the others flooded states.

# 8

@bad singer, fake star:

You’re a jerk and an idiot. Just another excuse for jealous people to bash a sweetheart like Taylor Swift, but to no avail because God knows Taylor’s heart and so do her fans and Taylor’s heart is PURE – unlike yours.

# 9
bad singer, fake star @ 05/07/2010 at 11:58 am

@cam: @cam:

I already said TS was wonderful for donating, leave it alone or I will say what I think. Don’t pretend to know what is it my heart…I think and feel for myself and don’t need a PR agent to trick me into thinking.
Prayers for the people of Nashville.

bad singer, fake star @ 05/07/2010 at 12:18 pm

The Army and Navy military families were affected by the flooding. Clarksville, TN and Fort Campbell, KY are a stone’s throw away from each other. If anyone could use help, it is our military families.

omg, how cruel some people are, TS is a young beautiful singer, with a pure heart, lets just say thank you, and write a check ourselves for the cause. @ 05/07/2010 at 1:25 pm


Don’t be such a twit! She didn’t WRITE that, she SAID that. Jared is the goon that can’t be bothered with spell check, not her!

Ms Anonymous @ 05/07/2010 at 1:36 pm


She’s not cocky at all and she didn’t write it, so go be bitter elsewhere. People are so miserable they pick on anything that will make them feel better!

Ms Anonymous @ 05/07/2010 at 1:37 pm

@bad singer, fake star:

Shut the heck up you don’t know crap.

Not only gorgeous, but generous.

She should. After annoying everyone with her terrible songs and scary singing, helping people is the least she can do.


another idiot speaks. Taylor did a very generous thing from a heart of gold, if you can’t say any thing nice why don’t you shut up!

$500,000 dollar is great but it can’t match the 500,000 empty tequila bottles LeAnn Rimes donated as fresh watyer containers.

That is very thoughtful of her to show that she cares and wants to help out. God Blessed

SurfingEagle @ 05/07/2010 at 6:02 pm

what a wonderful young woman, a real angel.

SurfingEagle @ 05/07/2010 at 6:15 pm

Uh, I read some of the critical posts, and it’s hard to believe there are people more jaded out there than me. Look, she is only 20 years old and a celeb. Few 20 year old girls that pretty are that mature and generous. In fact, most people are not that mature and generous, period. Someone should put this girl in a glass case and put her on display at the Smithsonian.

I’m so proud of her for the gesture but how is she a Nashvillian when she is from Pennsylvania?

Jokergurl @ 05/07/2010 at 9:35 pm

Good for her, classy young lady and talented too.

A sweet Godblessed angel lmaaaaaaaaaaaaao
Her Middle American fans are f c u k i n g frightening. And fickle!

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