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Taylor Swift just gave money to fans who were fundraising for a church. Here’s why

Swift donated $1,300 to two young girls raising money for their church

In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London.
In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. ABC will air the one-hour concert special “Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert” at 10 p.m. EDT.
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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.
  • 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.”

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.”