Taylor Swift made significant donations to two mothers to pay their rent and other bills following the Washington Post story about unemployed Americans facing eviction amid the epidemic.
The pop star, with its favorite number 13, donated M 13,000 each to GoFundMe campaigns. The two mothers were interviewed In the newspaper, Nicky Cornwell And Shelby Selewski, Scheduled for an eviction hearing in January. Swift left comments for both donations, and he heard about their stories in the article.
“I’m so sorry for everything you have to go through this year, I just wanted to send you this gift from one Nashville woman to another,” Swift wrote with a donation to Cornwell.
Cornwell, a single mother, told the Washington Post that she was behind $ 4,000 in rent and feared her landlord would evict her after the holidays. He told NBC News in a text message that Swift should know she is “very grateful” for the donation. “She had no idea how excited my kids were about this,” Cornwell said. “We love Taylor Swift!”
Chelevsky told NBC News on Wednesday that he and his fianc had stopped working as soon as the outbreak began. His daughter was born with collapsed lungs, a high risk factor for Covit-19.
“No one needs to feel the pressure on you,” Slift wrote with a donation to Selewski. “I hope it’s a great holiday for you and your beautiful family. Love, Taylor.”
Chelevsky said her job as a medical receptionist was no longer possible after her daughter was discharged from the hospital.
“It’s also true that this is a doctor’s office,” Chelovsky said of the possibility of exposure to the corona virus. “I feel like every job, you have to work with people, but everything puts her at risk.”
The mother of four qualified for an evacuation diversion program in Michigan, which helped pay rent for a period of time, but received little help when gas and electricity were cut off. Chelevsky said he was trying to apply for positions that would work remotely, but nothing came out.
He saw the Washington Post listening to difficult stories, submitted his story and spoke to Heather Lang of the Post.
“I never thought there would be anything other than telling someone what it would be like for families like us without security,” Chelewski said. “But Heather said people are interested and whether GoFundMe exists.”
Selewski began campaigning and began to see public outcry that people were donating to his fundraiser. One day, as he was standing in the kitchen, an announcement came that a man named Taylor had donated $ 13,000.
“Taylor Swift, it’s so crazy,” Chelewski said.
His GoFundMe raised just over $ 20,000 a day or had trouble implementing the fact that it was a celebrity contribution. Prior to the outbreak, Chelevsky said his family lived up to the pay check for paychecks.
The money raised will help pay the bills, but will also help move the family’s needs, such as clothing and winter coats, Chelevsky said.
“It really went to bed every night and prayed that something would happen and then it happened,” Chelevsky said. “It’s like you read about what happens to someone else. They think they’re very lucky.”