Taylor Swift Donates to Louisiana Annual Conference

September 26, 2016

Taylor Swift continues to help the residents of Louisiana.

The singer, songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee has made a generous donation to the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church to help with recovery and rebuild after last month’s historic flood.

"We are delighted to receive this gift from Taylor Swift to aid our flood relief efforts. Taylor is a wonderful model for humanitarian aid as she reaches out to communities across the country and the world." said Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey. "She not only uses her gifts on the stage but she uses her gifts to help others. If she is ever passing through Baton Rouge, I would love to buy her a cup of coffee and thank her personally!"
 

Swift’s donation is part of a larger $1 million pledge to Louisiana.


Last month, Swift told The Associated Press that Louisiana residents graciously welcomed her when she kicked off the U.S. dates of her 1989 World Tour in the state last year.


"We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home. The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes is heartbreaking," the 26-year-old said.

“We are thankful for this generous gift," says Debra Davis, Director of Disaster Response for the Louisiana Annual Conference. "It will be used as part of our continuing effort to help people across Louisiana affected by this devastating flooding event get back to some degree of normalcy in their lives. We take so much for granted, like having a dry, safe and secure place to lay our heads each night. These funds will help us return that sense of security to many families in Louisiana.”