Taylor Swift donates $50K to Ascension Public Schools for flood recovery
DONALDSONVILLE – Taylor Swift is donating $50,000 to Ascension Public Schools for flood relief efforts, school officials announced.
Five of the district's 27 schools are closed due to the impacts sustained from last month's flood. Around 5,000 students are displaced and more than 500 Ascension Public Schools employees' homes were left damaged.
"We are overwhelmed by the generosity of those wanting to help our students. We are particularly honored that Taylor Swift is reaching out to us. Her investment in our children will have far reaching impacts as we recover from the flood," David Alexander, Ascension Public Schools Superintendent, said.
Ascension schools students are Swift fans as the district released welcome back video lip syncing Swift's song "Shake It Off."
For more information about Ascension Public Schools and how to donate to flood recovery efforts click here.
Swift previously donated $1 million to the state after last month's flood as well.
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