Taylor Swift donates remainder of $1 million pledge to aid Louisiana flood relief

Taylor Swift donates remainder of $1 million pledge to aid Louisiana flood relief

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Singing superstar Taylor Swift has donated the remaining money in her $1 million pledge to charities who are assisting those affected by recent flooding in Louisiana.

According to FOX News, Swift first donated a portion of the pledge in August when she donated $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity, which by the end of 2017, aims to rebuild 100 homes in Baton Rouge. She also donated $50,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

The remaining money will be divided among Convoy of Hope, The Life of a Single Mom and YWCA Greater Baton Rouge.

"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."

The following is a statement on the Life of a Single Mom website: "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."

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