Livingston Parish schools receive $100k in donations, Taylor Swift among donors
LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish Public Schools have received more than $100,000 in donations and grants to assist with flood recovery efforts.
Taylor Swift was one of the donors and donated $50,000 to the district. Swift also donated $50,000 to Ascension Public Schools and Central schools for flood relief efforts, school officials announced.
"I know that many in our community are big fans of Taylor Swift's music. I'm certain this contribution will win over more fans for her – and not just for her music, but for her kindness," Superintendent Rick Wentzel said.
The district also received a $42,000 donation from St. Tammany Parish Public Schools along with $8,600 in gift cards. Students and teachers also received 30 crates of school supplies.
"As our faculty, staff and students work to recover from the devastating flooding, we are encouraged to know that others are aware of our struggles and that they want to help," Wentzel said.