Taylor Swift Raises $750k For Tornado Disaster Relief



(RTTNews) -Taylor Swift has raised $750,000 off of ticket sales alone from her Speak Now world tour for tornado relief efforts.

The crossover star recently opened a dress rehearsal to the public and all ticket sales went directly to the cause. She told the crowd in attendance that once she saw the news and all of those people losing their homes, she had to do something.

"I felt like if it was possible to help them in any way, we should do it," she told the crowd at her May 21 Nashville concert at the Bridgestone Arena. "I cannot tell you what a difference you are making in the lives of our loved ones in the Southeast."

Swift also plans on donating sales from her merchandise to the relief efforts as well, though those figures have not been counted yet. She also donated a red souvenir t-shirt to everyone in attendance at the Nashville concert.