Taylor Swift Starts Campaign To Help Alabama Tornado Victims

By Joseph Giannone 2011-05-06 18:44:04
Jumping on the celebrity do-good-er bandwagon, Taylor Swift is helping out the victims of disastrous tornadoes in Alabama. This money from this impromptu benefit of Swift’s will go towards families of the deceased. Unlike Charlie Sheen giving away personally signed baseball cards to people who donate, Swift will be selling 13,000 tickets to a dress rehearsal for her upcoming tour “Speak Now,” in which all proceeds go to the victims families.

The dress rehearsal will be located at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on May 21st. According to E! Online this is not the first time Swift generously helped people in need; she also mobilized campaigns for the disasters in Japan, New Zealand, and Australia as well.

In a statement made on her Website, Swift explains her reasoning for the gracious act of humanitarianism she is doing:
I was watching the coverage of the tornadoes backstage at rehearsals, and I wanted to do something for the families affected by the damaged… I've never opened a rehearsal to the public before, but I felt that inviting my fans to the last rehearsal for the ‘Speak Now’ tour would be a great way to raise money. We will probably still be doing some fine-tuning to the show that night, since this will be a true rehearsal, but I feel like it is so important for me and my fans to help if we can.

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