Taylor Swift has decided to donate $1,300 towards two young girls who are raising funds to help people of color in their church.
What’s the news:
- Minneapolis residents Yasmine Norman and Grace Norman posted a video to Instagram in which they explain they were going to buy a “big haul” of hair and skincare products to bring to a local church. The products would be for people and families of color, according to People magazine.
- The video had Swift’s song “Only the Young” playing over it.
View this post on Instagram
Grace and I did a supply run on Saturday, and we were BLOWN AWAY by people’s generosity. $671 were donated in less than 24 hours and we were able to donate 28 bottles of shampoo, 28 bottles of conditioner, 17 jars of Vaseline, 25 bottles of lotion, 14 packages of feminine hygiene products, and 11 bottles of men’s 2 in 1. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED YOU ARE AMAZING!
- Swift reportedly saw the clip and decided to donate $1,300 toward the products.
- Swift sent a note to the Norman girls, which read: “Yasmine and Grace, thank you SO MUCH for everything you’re doing to help people. Here’s a gift for this run, please let me know about anything in the future! Love, Taylor.”
THANK YOU @taylorswift13 You amaze me ❤️ @grace_norman27 and I will be doing a supply run in Minneapolis to help families in need, many who’ve been affected my the riots. If you would like to donate you can Venmo me: Yasmine-Norman— Yasmine Norman (@YasmineNorm) June 12, 2020
Or cash app: $YasmineNorman#BlackLivesMattter pic.twitter.com/nmvbkidaXy
Something similar happened in Utah
- A Utah nurse had an interaction with Swift that went viral back in May after she visited a New York City hospital to help people with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Deseret News. She came back to find a letter from Swift waiting for her.
- The nurse, Whitney Hilton, saw her story make headlines at “Good Morning America,” CNN and other media outlets.
- Swift sent her a note with the letter, which read: “I can’t thank you enough for risking your life to help people and for spreading the message loudly that people need to hear, about taking this seriously.”