Taylor Swift Donates $1 Million To Tennessee Tornado Relief

Taylor Swift has reportedly donated $1 million in response to the tornadoes that devastated Middle Tennessee.

Posting to her Instagram Story, Taylor wrote, "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".

Confirming her recent donation -- but not stipulating how much she donated in the post -- Taylor asked her 127 million followers to also donate if they were able.

Earlier this week two tornadoes -- an EF-4 and an EF-3 -- caused havoc on central Tennessee and Nashville, where Swift has called home since she was a teen.



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Twenty-four people were reportedly killed and more than 150 were hospitalised, roads were closed and power lost in many of the surrounding counties.

A spokesperson for the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response fund confirmed Swift's donation. This is not the first time the singer has used her wealth for good in Nashville.

In 2010 the Lover recording artist donated $500,000 after the May floods in Tennessee. She also donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012, the Nashville Symphony in 2013 and the Tennessee Equality Project last year.



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Many other celebrities responded to the devastation in Nashville through the week including Reese Witherspoon, Connie Britton and Sheryl Crow -- who announced she would be donating a portion of the proceeds of a clothing drive she was holding would go towards the relief efforts.

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