Longtime Nashville resident Taylor Swift is making a massive contribution to Tennessee tornado relief.
“Nashville is my home,” the singer said in an Instagram post, adding “the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me.”
Swift is donating the $1 million to tornado relief efforts in Middle Tennessee, where deadly storms ravaged counties this week, including in Nashville.
In an Instagram post made Thursday, Swift said “Nashville is my home.” She added that “the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me.” She included a link to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. The statewide death toll currently stands at 24.
A spokesperson for the pop singer confirmed the donation.
A monstrous tornado tore a 2-mile-long path through Putnam County early Tuesday, killing 18 people, including five children under 13.
Another 88 were injured, some critically. Another powerful storm barreled eastward from Nashville along a 50-mile path, killing five; another storm-related death occurred in a county west of Nashville.
Swift has made charitable efforts in Music City since she first rose to country stardom.
In response to the 2010 Nashville flood, she donated $500,000 to relief efforts and created the Taylor Swift Charitable Fund.