Taylor Swift Donates $500K To Nashville Flood Victims
Posted on Fri May 7, 2010 07:50 AM PDT

taylor200.jpgNASHVILLE, Tennessee (X17online) - Taylor Swift has donated half a million dollars to aid the victims of Nashville flooding. Last night the announcement was made on a Nashville TV telethon, Flood Relief with Vince Gill and Friends, according to the Associated Press.

"Being at home during the storm, I honestly could not believe what was happening to the city and the people I love so dearly," Swift tells the AP. She adds, "Nashville is my home, and the reason why I get to do what I love. I have always been proud to be a Nashvillian, but especially now, seeing the love that runs through this city when there are people in crisis."

Country star Reba McEntire has also donated $100,000 to the Nashville Area Red Cross Chapter. The cleanup efforts are expected to cost more than $1 billion.