"We are particularly honored that Taylor Swift is reaching out to us," APSB announced
The 26-year-old singer has already donated $50,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and to the Salvation Army as part of her total million dollar donation.
And recently, Swift has generously given $50,000 to Ascension Public Schools.
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of those wanting to help our students. We are particularly honored that Taylor Swift is reaching out to us. Her investment in our children will have far reaching impacts as we recover from the flood,” Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander said in a statement.
Five of the district’s 27 schools remain closed due to flooding impacts, displacing 5,000 students and leaving over 500 school employees with water damage to their homes.
Over six trillion gallons of rain fell on the state between August 8 and 14 for what the Red Cross has called the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy.
At least 13 people were killed and tens of thousands of homes and businesses were damaged.
For more information about Ascension Public Schools, including information on how to donate for flood recovery, visit www.apsb.org.