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Taylor Swift Donates to Louisiana Flood Victims

Taylor Swift showed she’s about more than just squad goals, PDA-packed pap strolls with Tom Hiddleston and snaps of her cats on Instagram. The “Shake It Off” singer recently pledged to donate one million dollars to the flood victims in Louisiana. While the full details of her donations haven’t emerged, a few organizations have publicly thanked her for her generosity.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank posted thank yous on Twitter and Instagram. According to the nonprofit, Swift donated $50,000 to them. This will greatly help the food bank, since its warehouse was flooded out and they lost many stores of food.

The Salvation Army also expressed gratitude to Taylor, thanking her for her generous donation.

It’s a much-needed gesture for the flood-devastated area. More than six trillion gallons of rain fell on Louisiana in a matter of days, destroying homes and businesses and taking the lives of 13 people. By donating money, Swift also raised awareness, which could drive more donations and encourage people to volunteer to help clean up the destruction.

In other, less serious Swift news, the singer is skipping the MTV Video Music Awards this year, even though she’s in New York — where the awards are being held.

Perhaps that’s a good thing, since Kanye West is expected to perform and is sure to take a swipe or two at Swift before the night is over.