Taylor Swift donates $1 million to Tennessee tornado relief

Tennessee tornado relief gets $1 million from Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE — Singer, songwriter and Nashville resident Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to help disaster relief efforts after tornadoes ripped through Tennessee.

Swift made the $1 million donation to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, The Tennessean reported.

“Nashville is my home," Swift wrote on Instagram Thursday. "And the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me."

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Swift has a history of philanthropy.

She created the Taylor Swift Charitable Fund in 2010. That same year, she donated $500,000 to help flood relief efforts in Nashville; $4 million to fund education efforts at the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012; $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony in 2013; and $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project in 2019, The Tennessean reported.

FILE PHOTO: Singer, songwriter and Nashville resident Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to help disaster relief efforts after tornadoes ripped through Tennessee.
FILE PHOTO: Singer, songwriter and Nashville resident Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to help disaster relief efforts after tornadoes ripped through Tennessee. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)