After The Man singer urged her fans to donate to organizations like Feeding America, one fan Samantha sadly said she wanted to but couldn’t afford it since she lost her job at Disney World due to the pandemic. Another fan, who is a music photographer and graphic designer in NYC, had tweeted she was nervous she wouldn’t be able to afford living in her current place.
To both of their surprise, Taylor reached out and sent them both $3,000 from her Taylor Nation LLC.
The Nashville native also has helped out local record store Grimey’s New & Preloved Music. “Taylor generously offered some direct relief to my staff and to cover three months of our health care costs for our group-insurance plan,” co-owner Doyle Davis told Rolling Stone. “It’s a huge deal to us, and now I have some peace of mind as we apply for [Small Business Association] loans to pay rent, vendors, and other expenses. This assistance from Ms. Swift helps give us a real shot at coming back on the other side of this.”