Taylor Swift Donates $150,000 to Alabama School District Affected by Tornadoes
Taylor Swift used her talents to generously help the people of Tuscaloosa, Alabama after the area was ravaged by a tornado in April with her Speak Now…Help Now benefit show that was held in May. The benefit concert raised a sum total of $750,000, and since then, Swift has been donating chunks of the proceeds to a variety of philanthropies that are dedicated to rebuilding the region. The singer recently allocated $150,000 of the funds to Tuscaloosa City Schools.
Country Music is Love reports that this particular donation is being split among three Tuscaloosa-area schools -- Alberta Elementary School, University Place Elementary School and University Place Middle School -- and will be used to replace materials and supplies that were lost in the tornado devastation.
Swift previously dispersed $250,000 of the money raised by the Speak Now…Help Now show to a charity called Nick's Kids, an organization that was established by University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and his wife Terry. The group is working tirelessly to rebuild the region by partnering with Habitat For Humanity and Project Team Up, which rebuilds homes that were destroyed by the natural disaster.
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