Taylor Swift Makes ‘Very Sizable’ Donation to Houston Food Bank in Mother’s Honor
Taylor Swift has made a generous donation to the Houston Food Bank in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. According to reports, the superstar is honoring her mother Andrea with the donation.
Swift's mother lived in Houston growing up and graduated from Memorial High School before attending college locally, and her sister Alison -- Taylor's aunt -- still lives there. Houston Culture Map reports that Swift often calls out her mother's roots in the area when she performs in Houston, and Andrea has been known to offer prime seats to groups of local Houston fans.
"Taylor Swift has generously made a very sizable donation to Houston Food Bank in honor of her mother who graduated from the University of Houston," the group posted to Facebook. "We thank you, Taylor, and we thank everyone for donating to help rebuild our community. #houstonstrong."
In a separate statement, the group revealed they've received upward of half a million dollars in donations since Hurricane Harvey from celebrities including Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, DNCE, Metallica, Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aziz Ansari, Larry David, Simon Biles and Craig Biggio. For more information about the Houston Food Bank or to make a donation, visit the organization's official website.
Country Singers Respond to Hurricane Harvey
Granger Smith, Lady Antebellum, Chris Young and Josh Abbott Band are among the many country music artists who’ve donated money to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, and George Strait is working on putting together a project “with the entire country music community” for Harvey relief. Houston native RaeLynn is also headed to Houston to help out, and Rascal Flatts appeared on Good Morning America as part of Disney’s Day of Giving telethon, with the proceeds going to Hurricane Harvey relief.
Blake Shelton is co-hosting a Hurricane Harvey relief telethon in Nashville on Sept. 12 along with Reese Witherspoon.
Taste of Country has created a portal with links to fundraising efforts started by country artists, as well as links to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. Click below to visit and choose the best way to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
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