Dave Paulson, Nashville Tennessean
Published 12:41 p.m. CT March 5, 2020 | Updated 1:21 p.m. CT March 5, 2020
Longtime Nashville resident Taylor Swift is making a massive contribution to Tennessee tornado relief.
The pop superstar has donated $1 million to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, spokesperson Tree Paine confirmed.
“Nashville is my home,” Swift wrote on Instagram Thursday. “And the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me.”
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.
She gave $4 million to fund educational efforts at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in 2012, and donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony the following year.
Last year, Swift gave $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project, in conjunction with her LGBTQ-positive single “You Need to Calm Down.”
The two tornadoes that moved through Middle Tennessee on Tuesday killed more than two dozen people, and sent at least 150 to hospitals in five counties.
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