Taylor Swift Donates $13k to Michigan Mother Facing Eviction
Taylor Swift is making the holiday season a little brighter for two moms this year having a tough time, and one is right here in Michigan.
Shelbie Selewski, who lost her job as a medical receptionist in Macomb County, was featured in a Washington Post article about Americans struggling to pay bills due to the government's lack of a stimulus agreement during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and layoffs.
After finding herself behind on rent and facing eviction, the mother of two young children found resorted starting a GoFundMe page out of desperation. On her page she laid out the hard truth of her current situation,
"We have sold everything we could possibly sell and with that have always paid our bills as much as possible but it feels like every day something else comes up. From shut offs to actually being shut off, there is not a moment that I wish this Pandemic had never happened."
Her story tugged at the hearts of so many, including Taylor Swift. On Tuesday Swift wrote on Selewski's fundraising page,
"Shelbie, I'm sending you this gift after reading about you in the Washington Post. No one should have to feel the kind of stress that's been put on you. I hope you and your beautiful family have a great holiday season. Love, Taylor."
Along with the heartfelt note came a $13,000 donation.
Swift also donated $13,000 to Nikki Cornwell of Nashville who was featured in the Washington Post article along with Selewski. Cornwell shared that she was $5,000 behind on rent, and was supposed to start a new job in May, but was unable when she tested positive for coronavirus.
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