Taylor Swift Finalizes $1 Million Donation to Flood Victims

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To many critics, Taylor Swift is a phony.

But there's nothing phony about the impressive financial pledge this singer just made, as she donated $1 million to a handful of causes that will help victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana.

Pretty impressive, right?

And yet people take issue with Swift because of how she acts at awards shows? Please.

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Swift first made her donation pledge in August.

Two months later, she has divided up her money to Convoy of Hope, The Life of a Single Mom and YWCA Greater Baton Rouge.

The artist has also gifted $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity, which hopes to rebuild 100 homes in Baton Rouge by the end of 2017, while giving $50,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in August.

This, of course, is not nearly the first time Swift has made such a heartfelt monetary move.

She donated $50,000 to New York City schools in February of last year.

Just a few months later, she gave $50,000 to a fan with cancer.

On a nearly annual basis, Swift is named the most charitable celebrity on the planet.

And yet people take issue with her because they think she sometimes acts too innocent and naive? Please. 

"The generous donation from Taylor Swift could not have come at a better time for our organization," reads a post on YWCA Greater Baton Rouge's website.

"These funds will be put to great use as we continue working to restore our Early Head Start facility that was damaged during the historic flooding last month, and continue our critical work of providing access to high quality early childhood services…

Thank you, Taylor Swift, and to all those at the Taylor Swift Foundation, for your kindness and generosity in these challenging times."

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The Life of a Single Mom has released a similar statement.

It reads as follows:

"Our hearts are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for single moms. We are grateful to Taylor Swift for reaching out to help us ensure that no single mom walks alone during this very difficult time. The devastation across southeast Louisiana has been unbelievable.

"We are thankful for the opportunity to serve more single moms with this gift."

Swift this summer that she would be donating $1 million to Louisiana flood relief, remembering at the time how kind her fans were when she visited the state during her 1989 World Tour.

"We began the 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home," she said.

"The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking."

It really is.

This somehow feels a tad more important than whatever feud has been going on between Swift and Kim Kardashian.

Instead of celebrating the fact that Taylor Swift is over (below), maybe people ought to celebrate the fact that Taylor Swift exists.

Few stars give back more than she does.

Few rose to success at such a young age and managed to navigate the crazy world of Hollywood without stepping into any major scandals.

Was Swift a bit petty in slamming Katy Perry in such a public manner? Sure, it's fine for you to think that.

But if you step back and take a look at the bigger picture, we think you'll have trouble finding any real faults with Taylor Swift.

On the contrary, we think you'll see someone as generous as it gets with her time and her money.

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