Taylor Swift donates $1M for Louisiana flood relief

(CNN) – Taylor Swift is pitching in to help flood victims in Louisiana.

The singer has donated $1 million towards Louisiana flood relief.

At least 20,000 residents have been displaced by heavy rains in parts of South Louisiana.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards says 11 people have been killed. He has declared a state of emergency in the wake of the disaster.

“We are going to need volunteers to get mud out of homes,” Edwards said Tuesday. “Not everyone can do this on their own.”

In a statement to CNN, Swift called the situation “heartbreaking” and encouraged others to help out.

“We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home,” Swift said in a statement to CNN. “The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking. I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time.”

 

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