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Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to Louisiana public schools

She previously gave $1 million to flood relief efforts

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Taylor Swift donated $50,000 to Louisiana’s Ascension Public Schools “for flood relief efforts,” they announced via their website Friday.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of those wanting to help our students,” Ascension Public Schools superintendent David Alexander said in a statement. “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.”

In August, Swift donated $1 million to flood relief efforts in Louisiana, where heavy rainfall has left thousands displaced. 

“We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home,” she said in a statement to the Associated Press at the time. “The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking.”

According to Ascension, five of the district’s 27 schools are currently closed due to the flood. Learn more about donating to flood recovery efforts here.