Taylor Swift generously donates whopping $1million to Nashville Relief Fund

Taylor Swift has generously donated a whopping $1million (£770,000) of her earnings to the Nashville Relief Fund.

The pop star, 30, has said she's "devastated" by the tornadoes that have ripped through her hometown in recent days – which has destroyed dozens of homes and lives.

In the wake of Tuesday's heartbreaking events, the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund has set up a charity in Taylor's local area to support those affected by the severe storms, and to help them find their feet again.

A spokesperson for the charity, Tree Paine, confirmed that the star had funded $1million into the pot – after admitting it was hard for her to come to terms with the disaster.

In order to make fans aware of the ongoing tragedy, Taylor took to her Instagram platform and desparately urged people to donate.

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She said: "Nashville is my home and the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me.

"I've made a donation to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. If you'd like to do the same, swipe up."

The two tornadoes on Tuesday killed more than two dozen people, and sent at least 150 to hospitals in five counties.

It's not the first charitable donation the I Knew You Were Trouble singer has made in the past.

She gave $500,000 (£390,000) to relief efforts after the Nashville flood in 2010, and even created the Taylor Swift Charitable Fund.

But she has also given $4million to fund educational efforts at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012, as well as putting $100,000 into the Nashville Symphony the following year – with the city being so close to her heart.

And just last year, Taylor donated $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project.

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