Taylor Swift donates big money to Louisiana … twice

My home State of Louisiana has suffered a great tragedy with all the recent flooding. So many people’s lives have been disrupted and the recovery is just beginning. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected. I’m calling on everyone to pull together and help out with the relief efforts that are underway. There are so many ways to support — from volunteering to donating to the many great organizations such as the Baton Rouge Area Foundation or the Second Harvest Foodbank. The road to recovery will be long but know Louisiana that we will be there for you.

On Monday, Garth Brooks used his weekly Inside Studio G: A Monday Night Conversation Facebook Live video to urge fans to help anyway they can.

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And last, but certainly not least, former Steel Magnolia member and Season 8 The Voice runner up, Meghan Linsey, banned together with friend and Season 8 The Voice winner, Sawyer Fredericks, and several others to start a GoFundMe page to try and help people specifically in her hometown of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Most families don’t have access to kitchens and all of them will be cleaning out and rebuilding their homes. Therefore, our idea is to use the money to buy gift cards to local restaurants and local hardware stores and distribute them to families. We will also use it to hire local carpenters. That way we are keeping the money in the local community, helping to rebuild the local economy, and helping the flood victims, all at the same time.

I was feeling helpless being in Nashville but I truly believe, that if we all band together, we can make a difference.

You can donate to her GoFundMe page, which has currently raised a little over $10,000 of its $100,000 goal by visiting gofundme.com/2jv2588a.

If you would like to help in other ways than those listed above, you can visit Charity Navigator for a list of several different charities in the area.

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