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

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

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3/26/2020

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

'She’s always checking up on us, and she just makes me feel so loved and so important,' Taylor Swift fan Samantha Jacobson tells PEOPLE

donated to several fans who publicly expressed their financial struggles during the global health crisis. One of them was Samantha Jacobson, who received a $3,000 donation after writing on her Tumblr that she has “no job, no income, no way to pay my bills” after her workplace shut down over coronavirus concerns. “I was in shock,” Jacobson — a 24-year-old cocktail server at a bar in Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida — tells PEOPLE of Swift’s surprise donation. “I was just speechless. I couldn’t believe someone I had looked up to and love and respected for so long has reached out with such generosity.” According to Jacobson, Swift reached out to her on Twitter and offered to help alleviate some of her financial burdens. RELATED VIDEO: Taylor Swift Sends Fan Nearly $5K to Help with Her College Tuition: ‘I Can’t Stop Crying’ “It’s all gonna go to bills right now,” says Jacobson, who tells PEOPLE that she’s been out of work for 10 days since the bar closed. “I applied for unemployment and I’m looking to pick up a temp job, so this is really helpful right now at a time of uncertainty.” As a Swift fan for 13 years and counting, Jacobson says the entire experience has been one “magical and incredible ride.” “I’ve gown up alongside her and I’m just so thankful that she loves us the way we love her,” she says. “She’s always checking up on us, and she just makes me feel so loved and so important.” Another Twitter user named India, who previously tweeted that her “ new job was cancelled for at least 6 months because of the virus,” also said she received $3,000 from the songstress. The fan shared screenshots of her exchange with Swift on the social media platform, in which the star said she’s like to donate to “help ease the strain.” “I will literally never be able to repay her for the sheer gesture of it—Never-mind the actual amount which is 3 mnths of rent for me,” the fan tweeted. “It’s a wonderfully humble example of acknowledging that her small change can really impact someone else. I feel seen. Thanks, @taylorswift13.” In summary: I’m shaking and crying and just fell over a rug in my rush to ask my brother if Taylor’s message was real &now I’m probably (definitely) concussed🥺🥰❣️♥️ This virus took my new dream job away but Read more: People

😒 That’s so amazing and a blessing to the one that really need it good people do amazing things That’s what I’m talking about She is so precious, what would this world be like if there were more people like her. 💙 22taylorswift__ She’s FREAKING AWESOME... and ALWAYS HAS BEEN AWESOME!! $ Part with it! Your fans have!! Nor they need YOU! taylorswift

Taylor Swift is doing more for people then Congress is! Love her❤️ $3000 taylorswift13? You do realize you probably make that much every time you blink? You could probably cough up much more than that. Hi Gf yay!

Kim Kardashian Hits Back at Taylor Swift over Leaked Kanye West Phone Call VideoThe reality star defended herself in a series of tweets on Monday night hours after Swift broke her silence about the leaked video TaylorToldTheTruth

$3000? 3000$ is what it needs to pay your corona treatment and health care. That's why she gives this big amount PER fan Taylor Swift Donates $3,000 to Fans Affected by Coronavirus Crisis: 'I Was Just Speechless' I got fired a week ago because of the Coronavirus as well... Also, finding a job nowadays is gonna be nearly impossible. These girls have absolutely no idea how lucky they are 😢♥️ I love this girl

She’s a sweetheart!!! Always generous!!! The caption is misleading. Only 3,000? And how many fans do you have wow 3,000k or 3m? Once again MEDIA ...why spin a nice story...LOOking to troll .....its her business what she does with her $$ and any generosity rocks...especially since SHE didnt put a banner up ANNOUNCING it

MMM, she makes $3000 in about 4 seconds. That's that best her STINGY self can offer? PATHETIC!🤮🤮🤬🤬😡😡😠😠😷😷😷😷😷

Kim Kardashian West Blasts Taylor Swift Over Leaked Kanye Phone Call VideoThe feud between Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian West was reignited Monday night after the reality star took to Twitter to defend the infamous leaked video showing her husband Kanye West's full phone call with Swift Taylor Ended Old Hag Kim K Kareer 🤣 Seriously-who cares! taylorswift13 kanyewest KimKardashian I want the kardashians to go away more than I want the coronavirus to go away 🙄

QUEEN And what about the unlucky forgotten ones ? TSwiftNZ *3,000 EACH PSA: SHE DONATED 3K TO SEVERAL FANS- NOT A TOTAL OF 3K she is so mature and understands how important it is to give back to people who have her game and wealth..philanthropy is important where people are able.. Miss Taylor swift should be awarded a knighthood for her kindness to her fans like Dame Taylor swift ❤️❤️❤️.

Hey, they can also get 20% off Kim Kardashian’s girdles! Never a doubt very giving we truly believe taylorswift13 her music and generosity is like 😱👏🔥. the way magazines purposely have misleading headlines about taylor cause they know that haters won’t even bother to read the actual article and just comment something based off the headline

3000$ TO EACH PERSON. THE TITLE IS MILEADING SO PEOPLE IN COMMENTS SHOULD SHUT THE FUCK UP. AND SHE DONATED 5 MILLION $ TO WHO 2 DAYS AGO.

Kim Kardashian Accuses Taylor Swift of Lying About Kanye West CallIn a series of tweets posted Monday night, Kim Kardashian responded to Taylor Swift 's recent statement about never-before-seen footage from their infamous phone call about Kanye West's song, Famous. SwiftieCat17 Taylor is better KimKardashianIsOverParty Ain’t no one got time. taylorswift13 KimKardashian *Kim Kardashian has spoken LIES

Midleading news. Corected : each fans $3,000 TSwiftNZ 3,000... EACH!! 💗💘💕 TSwiftNZ She’s such a sweetheart Wow.. $3,000.00? really girl wth will that do u cheapskate GTFO i got 5k in a crucifix/ 6k in a grandfather clock I donate continuously anonymously(not for fame but to GIVE BACK) yet this twit (who cannot Carry a tune if it was strapped to her back)yet deemed a hero for 3K 🤣u fks no why Covid is here!False idols,destroying Gods Beauty

If only people actually read the news instead of just the headlines... I mean we are given eyes to read right lol stop being lazy Wow! Big spender ...feed the needy xiarga laamo

Kim Kardashian West Responds to Taylor Swift Over Old Kanye VideoKim Kardashian West accuses Taylor Swift of lying about old Kanye West video. Kim is pushing 40 and trying to bully someone 10 years younger than her 😂😂 'We haven't been in the news for 20 minutes. TMZ, please help!' - The Kardashians

Can she spare it Misleading headline What a creep TSwiftNZ This caption is so misleading. She donated $3k to each of them.. this sounds like she sent people a few hundred dollars TSwiftinAsia Butthurt under this tweet must realize that she donates 3k to many fans affected by this crisis. The caption by People is really misleading.

Generous queen DanaBrigoli She's so kind and generous 💗💕 So TSwiftNZ She give $3000 each fan not total SarahAbedi2

Kim Kardashian blasts Taylor Swift after feud with Kanye West is reignitedThe reality TV star took to Twitter Monday night to relay her version of what did – or didn't – happen during a phone call between husband Kanye West and Taylor Swift in 2016. Kim Kardashian should stop 'blasting' people. She's not relevant, and has no appropriate perch from which to blast. Who cares

Hey! I’m a fan..... I think. Is Taylor an actress? That's all Ms Swift did awesome to help people out. If your still working and your neighbor is not. Give them some cash what ever u can and help them out. I did that today. Im blessed, so be kind and just do it. Help your neighbor out. You need to correct your headline 🤦🏻‍♀️

legend TSwiftNZ Taylor proly didn't want this attention of being her normal self (extending help to people). But who could help a fan sharing good news that their idol reached out (through stalking 🤣) just gifted them $3,000 EACH.😊💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 TSwiftNZ It's just her normal self.. This isn't news.. Love you T...😘

the best idol 💞 TSwiftNZ This headline is misleading and poorly worded. Go Taylor! 💕 👏 noahlevy13 headline should read 'Taylor Swift Helps Fans Affected by Coronavirus Crisis with $3,000 Donations' The way it's written suggests she donated a total of $3,000 and not $3,000 to each of the fans she reached out to.

Kim Kardashian Goes on Tweet Storm Against Taylor SwiftKim Kardashian says 'this will be the last time' she speaks on her and Kanye West's ongoing feud with Taylor Swift . No one cares what KKK has to say Omg. The 🐀 is just so pathetic and I actually use to be a fan Hmm seems like KKW is backtracking to save face, yet again with something her husband and she have done. You lied and got caught, take your licks, lose a few million followers and teach impressionable young people to not lie.

Wow. Would have been better optics had she donated nothing. For TaylorSwift 3K is as disposable as toiletpaper taylorswift13 fire your PR team. How generous TSwiftNZ Read and help me if you can please! $3000.00. Seriously? WTF?!?! Give 1 million to small businesses to hire that girl so she can make 3k month!

3000 ummm 🧐



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