Taylor Swift Donates $1 Million to Her Hometown Communities Following Tennessee Tornadoes

The Pennsylvania-born singer moved to Nashville as a teenager to pursue her country music career.
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift is giving back to her community in a time of need. The 12-time Grammy Award winner just donated $1 million to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund created by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, after tornadoes touched down in the state on Saturday, leaving at least six people dead and more than 50 injured.

The “You Belong With Me” singer’s donation and all funds raised are directed to providing financial assistance, temporary housing and food to impacted residents. It will also aid the community in cleaning up resulting debris and proving shelters for animals. According to the National Weather Service, the natural disaster hit an 11-mile path in Clarksville at an EF-3 intensity with winds of 150 mph, and the Madison, Hendersonville and Gallatin areas at an EF-2 with winds of 125 mph.

Swift, 33, was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Nashville at the age of 14 to pursue her country music star dreams. Though she has gone on to become a global superstar, and now lives in New York while she‘s not on her constantly sold out stadium tours, the musician has one home and an office in the Music City.

This isn’t the first time the pop star, who was just named Time’s Person of the Year, has donated to her hometown. She granted another $1 million to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund in March 2020 after fatal tornadoes struck the state. 

“Nashville is my home and the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me,” the “Karma” singer wrote on Instagram at the time, along with a link to the organization’s website, www.cfmt.org, for anyone interested in donating.

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Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.