Weekly The Generation, Year 1, Issue 15
December 12, 2023
Taylor Swift is extending her generosity to a place close to her heart.
Following the devastating tornados that swept through multiple Tennessee counties Saturday, Swift made a $1 million donation to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Hal Cato, CEO of the community foundation, confirmed Swift’s contribution. The organization operates a fund that supports nonprofits providing vital services in all phases of a disaster: immediate relief, short-term recovery, and long-term recovery.
Though she’s often seen socializing on the East Coast, the megastar just named Time magazine’s Person of the Year retains ties to Nashville, where she still lives and has her office.
A spokesperson for the Arizona Food Bank Network told CNN that Swift’s donation allowed the organization to send tractor-trailers with 40,000 pounds of fresh produce to its member food banks while also augmenting funding for programs that combat hunger.
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Food Bank disclosed that during her tour stop in Santa Clara, California, Swift donated enough “to nourish an average of about 500,000 people every month in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.”
Swift’s bigheartedness extended in-house as well. As the Eras Tour wrapped its first leg in August, the singer bestowed $55 million in bonuses to her tour family, including dancers, truck drivers, sound crew and catering staff.
Source: USA Today