Singer Taylor Swift donates $15,000 to support Texas firefighter and his family after car crash

Blog Post created by susanmckelvey Employee on Jun 12, 2015


Pop sensation Taylor Swift may sing a lot about her romantic mishaps, but she seems to keep getting just about everything else right…

T. Swift

This past Saturday, a Texas firefighter named Aaron VanRiper responded to a serious car crash, only to find that the victims were his wife and son, who have both undergone surgery in the days since.

A family friend set up a GoFundMe page to help the family pay their medical bills, since they don’t have medical insurance. Yesterday, a $15,000 donation from Taylor Swift was posted on the page, and it’s the real deal.

A tremendous kudos to Ms. Swift for generously supporting this firefighter and his family in a time of need, and best wishes to the VanRiper family in the aftermath of the incident.