By Sam Hofer
Taylor Swift is an international superstar; converting from pure country to a style of pop with light country influence that we’ve all come to know and love. With a multitude of popular radio hits, her image has become the pinnacle of music success. She has not taken this fame lightly though, as she has been doing everything possible to enhance the lives of the lives of the less fortunate.
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As her career has progressed, Swift has been able to use her fame as a springboard into the service of others. In 2008, when Iowa was flooded, Swift donated $100,000 to the Red Cross to help the victims of this terrible natural disaster. Since that moment, she has had a whole list of donations to help victims of circumstances out of their control.
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In 2009, she preformed at BBC’s Children In Need concert and donated 13,000 pounds to the cause. In 2010, she donated half a million dollars to the relief efforts in the Tennessee flood of that year. She has not only donated her money, but also her belongings as well. She donated her prom dress to DonateMyDress.org and it raised over $1200 in auction. Not only this, but in 2011, she put on a benefit concert to aid the people of the south-east United States, who had recently suffered from a barrage of tornadoes. The concert raised over $750,000 to help the people who needed it the most.
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Swift knows how to move a crowd while on stage; move a family road tripping in the car; and move the American people into action to help noble causes like disaster relief and children in need. Her mantra has always been to help the less fortunate and she has stayed right on track. She is an inspiration to us all. She leads by example. She is a Good Sign of things to come.
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