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Taylor Swift Donates $500,000 For Nashville Flood Relief

May. 7 2010, Published 9:58 a.m. ET

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Country superstar Taylor Swift donated $500,000 to help with restoration efforts following massive flooding in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, has learned.

It comes as no surprise that Taylor Swift donated the half-million dollars, as she wrote on her Twitter page earlier this week that "seeing a picture of the Grande Ole Opry halfway underwater was a kind of heartbreak she can't describe."

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Taylor Swift’s money donation for flood relief was announced during Flood Relief with Vince Gill and Friends, a telethon held on Nashville TV station WSMV.

Swift's $500,000 donation was ironically not made in Music City, as the singer appeared via a feed from Des Moines, Iowa, a stop on her current  concert tour.

"Being at home during the storm, I honestly could not believe what was happening to the city and the people I love so dearly," Swift told the AP Thursday. "Nashville is my home, and the reason why I get to do what I love. I have always been proud to be a Nashville, but especially now, seeing the love that runs through this city when there are people in crisis."

Taylor Swift's charity won’t be the only Tennessee-bound funds in the wake of the flooding, as a benefit concert is currently slated for June 16 at the Limelight entertainment venue in Nashville.


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