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Taylor Swift Donates $3,000 to Followers Affected by Coronavirus Disaster: 'I Was Simply Speechless'

Taylor Swift Donates $3,000 to Fans Affected by Coronavirus Crisis: 'I Was Just Speechless'


Taylor Swift helps out followers with their payments amid the continuing coronavirus (COVID-10) pandemic.

On Wednesday, the “Lover” singer, 30, donated to a number of followers who publicly expressed their monetary struggles in the course of the world well being disaster. Considered one of them was Samantha Jacobson, who obtained a $3,000 donation after writing on her Tumblr that she has “no job, no revenue, no option to pay my payments” after her office shut down over coronavirus considerations.

“I used to be in shock,” Jacobson — a 24-year-old cocktail server at a bar in Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida — tells PEOPLE of Swift’s shock donation. “I used to be simply speechless. I couldn’t consider somebody I had appeared as much as and love and revered for thus lengthy has reached out with such generosity.”

In line with Jacobson, Swift reached out to her on Twitter and supplied to assist alleviate a few of her monetary burdens.

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“It’s all gonna go to payments proper now,” says Jacobson, who tells PEOPLE that she’s been out of labor for 10 days because the bar closed. “I utilized for unemployment and I’m seeking to choose up a temp job, so that is actually useful proper now at a time of uncertainty.”

As a Swift fan for 13 years and counting, Jacobson says your complete expertise has been one “magical and unbelievable trip.”

“I’ve robe up alongside her and I’m simply so grateful that she loves us the best way we love her,” she says. “She’s at all times checking up on us, and he or she simply makes me really feel so beloved and so vital.”

One other Twitter consumer named India, who beforehand tweeted that her “new job was cancelled for no less than 6 months due to the virus,” additionally mentioned she obtained $3,000 from the songstress. The fan shared screenshots of her alternate with Swift on the social media platform, wherein the star mentioned she’s prefer to donate to “assist ease the pressure.”

“I’ll actually by no means have the ability to repay her for the sheer gesture of it—By no means-mind the precise quantity which is Three mnths of hire for me,” the fan tweeted. “It’s a splendidly humble instance of acknowledging that her small change can actually influence another person. I really feel seen. Thanks, @taylorswift13.”

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Beforehand, Swift urged followers to take precaution and follow social distancing because the extremely contagious coronavirus continues to unfold throughout the US.

“I observe you on-line and I like you guys a lot and wish to precise my concern that issues aren’t being taken critically sufficient proper now. I’m seeing plenty of get togethers and hangs and events nonetheless taking place,” wrote Swift on her Instagram Tales on March 16. “That is the time to cancel plans, really really isolate as a lot as you’ll be able to, and don’t assume that since you don’t really feel sick that you simply aren’t presumably passing one thing on to somebody aged or susceptible to this. It’s a very scary time however we have to make social sacrifices proper now.”

On Monday, Swift inspired followers to concentrate on serving to others throughout this making an attempt time, writing on her Instagram Tales, “The World Well being Group and Feeding America are a few of the organizations I’ve been donating to. When you’ve got the flexibility to, please be part of me in donating throughout this disaster.”

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