Taylor Swift Donates New Playground To Flood-Ravaged Hometown

Country sweetie Taylor Swift is putting her bucks to good use.

The multiplatinum-selling Swift has donated $100,000 to her hometown – Hendersonville, TN – to help aid victims in the area who are recovering from the recent floodings that ravaged the region. The donation will go toward the construction of a new playground for the youth of Henderson. Local officials hope to update the Kids Kingdom Playground as well as the city’s volleyball courts on Taylor’s dime, according to CMT.com.

The old playground is expected to be torn down later this year and rebuilt in early 2011.

“It’s overwhelming. We didn’t expect that. We appreciate Taylor’s donation as well as all the others who have stepped up,” town mayor Dave LeMarbre excitedly confirmed last week.

Taylor’s working on the release of her third album, Speak Now, dropping this November.