Back in August, America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift pledged to donate one million dollars to charities to help the thousands of victims that suffered in last summer’s Louisiana floods.
Swift made her first donation in the days following the tragic floods with a donation of $50,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The 26-year-old singer has now completed allocating funds for her one million dollar pledge by donating to non-profit organizations Convoy of Hope, The Life of a Single Mom, and YWCA Greater Baton Rouge.
The Life of a Single Mom released a statement thanking the singer, saying: “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 told ET back in August that she was touched at how warm and welcoming her fans in Louisiana were to her in 2015 when she toured through Baton Rouge in support of her fifth studio album, 1989.
“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.”
In the two months since her pledge, Swift has also donated $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity with the intention to help the organization build 100 of the lost homes in Baton Rouge by the end of 2017; and to Salvation Army and Ascension Public Schools.