Taylor Swift Donates $1 Million to Louisiana Flooding Victims

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She may have just endured a rough few weeks from a PR standpoint, but today, Taylor Swift reminded us yet again that when it comes to using her fame and fortune to affect positive change in the world, she truly has no rival.

Taylor Swift in LA

With all the daily drama coming out of Rio and the mouth of a certain cotton candy-haired real estate mogul, the current situation in Louisiana hasn't been receiving its rightful place at the top of every news broadcast, but it's almost unimaginably horrific.

At least 11 have been killed and thousands have lost their homes in flooding of historic proportions.

Yesterday, Swift cut a check for $1 million to the state's disaster relief fund.

Today, the singer issued the following statement to fans via social media:

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

“I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time."

Fans of Swift's know that the mega-wealthy star (with an estimated worth of $250 million) has a long history of helping those in need.

Last year, Taylor donated $50,000 to New York City public schools.

Shortly thereafter, she gave another $50,000 to a cancer stricken fan.

Perhaps even more meaningful than her financial contributions, however, are the ways in which the hard-working singer takes time for her fans who are going through difficult times.

Taylor has visited children's hospitals to hang out and sing for terminally ill kids on multiple occasions, and her open letters to fans who have suffered losses or been victims of bullying have discovered millions.

So even if you're staunchly Team Katy or Calvin, you can take a moment to set aside petty celebrity feuds and acknowledge that regardless of her bad blood with other famous folks, Taylor has unquestionably used her position to do some good in the world.

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