Who said celebrities never do anything nice for their fans? Twenty year-old country music singer Taylor Swift has donated $500K of her own money towards relief organizations helping now-homeless Nashville victims of the recent flooding in Tennessee and other nearby states. It’s estimated that the floods have killed as many as 20 in Tennessee and 10 in two surrounding states.
Hopefully all the other celebs from Tennessee (Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, but moved to Nashville) will follow suit, as part of the telethon that will run on May 16th. Featured guests include Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum. A benefit concert has been planned by Nashville pop singer Kei$sha.
Only 20 and Swift is already so generous with her funds, though it helps that she moved to Nashville as a teen. Unfortunately, the cleanup and repair costs caused by flood damage might top a billion dollars. So if another 1,999 stars just ponied up $500K each, they’d almost have the recovery costs covered.