- Taylor Swift and her mother Andrea have donated R740k ($50k) to a family in need of relief from Covid-19
- The family lost a husband and father to Covid-19, who had been the main breadwinner for the family
- Fans on social media have been admiring Taylor Swift for her kind gesture and lending a helping hand in trying times
American popstar Taylor Swift and her mother Andrea have provided relief to a family who lost their father to Covid-19. Swift and her mother donated $50 000 (R740k) to lend support to a local woman named Vickie Quarles and her five daughters.
The family lost father and husband Theodis Ray Quarles in December 2020 after he had a long battle with Covid-19. Friends of the family soon launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds for them after the devastating loss.
Taylor Swift and her mother donated to the GoFundMe page and it was confirmed by a friend of the family named DeQuanda Smith.
Speaking to E! News, Vickie told the media house that she was grateful for the support she received from Taylor. She also thanked her for the personal note she left her.
"The road ahead will definitely not be the same without Theodis, but with each day, I am humbled and anchored in hope that I can continue to raise the girls," said Vickie.
The GoFundMe had a goal to reach $50 000. All-in-all, $61 840 was raised for the family. The initiative was started to provide relief after they had lost their breadwinner.
In other world celebrity news, Briefly.co.za reported that Kylie Jenner asked unimpressed fans to donate to her makeup artist's medical bill. Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has found herself on the end of bashing on social media after making a request that some felt was unwarranted.
The mother of one shared a picture of a makeup artist, Samuel Rauda - believed to be the one who does her makeup - who recently got involved in an accident and was hospitalised.
Kylie urged fans to visit the family's GoFundMe page and donate funds as the artist reportedly needed around R870k for surgery. However, fans were entirely not impressed and told Kylie that with the billions she, she should just pay it all herself.
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