Taylor Swift Donates To Houston Food Bank After Hurricane Harvey

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Taylor Swift Donates Houston

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Taylor Swift Donates Houston

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Taylor Swift donated to the Houston Food Bank after Hurricane Harvey. But unlike a number of other stars, she did not publicly announce the donation. Rather, the organization itself revealed the superstar’s good deed in a Facebook post on Friday.

Along with an old photo of Swift, the Houston Food Bank wrote, “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. We thank you, Taylor, and we thank everyone for donating to help rebuild our community.#houstonstrong.” Gossip Cop has reached out to Swift’s rep to confirm the donation, although fans likely aren’t surprised by the news.

The singer has a well-documented history of stepping up during natural disasters. For instance, just last year she contributed $1 million toward Louisiana flood relief. Her charity has also included giving Kesha $250,000 for her legal battle against Dr. Luke, and donating to the Joyful Heart Foundation last month after winning her sexual assault trial. Swift, who won a symbolic $1 in the legal dispute, had said following the verdict that she planned to make “donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”

Swift’s philanthropy efforts have led to repeated recognition on Do Something’s annual “Celebs Gone Good” list, which every year names the most charitable celebrities. In fact, prior to 2016 when Beyonce led the list, Swift had topped it four years in a row. Beyonce, who has her own philanthropic organization called BeyGOOD, said in a statement a few days ago that she intends to aid the hurricane recovery effort, too.

Other celebrities who have pledged contributions include the Kardashians, who donated $500,000. Sandra Bullock and Tyler Perry both revealed they gave $1 million each, while J.J. Watt crowd-raised more than $15 million to date. Many stars participated in a “Day Of Giving” with “GMA” on Thursday, and a primetime telethon is in the works as well. Gossip Cop will have coverage of that event later this month.

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