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Meghan Linsey planning supply run for Louisiana flood victims

Former Steel Magnolia star Meghan Linsey is heading back to her home state to help deliver supplies to victims of last week's (ends14Aug16) floods.

The singer, who has also competed on talent show The Voice, hails from Ponchatoula, Louisiana, and she has been doing her best to help people in her native state as they recover from the storms.


Reports suggest 6.9 trillion gallons of rain hit the southern state from 8 to 14 August (16), leading to mass evacuations, deaths and damage.


Meghan is collecting items for Louisiana locals and she has started a GoFundMe page online for the flood victims in her hometown!


And she's planning a dash home on Thursday night (18Aug16) to help recovery workers distribute clothing and necessities.


"I have decided that I can't sit still any longer!" she wrote on Facebook. "I am getting a U-Haul (truck) and heading down to my hometown for a quick trip to drop off much needed items!


"The people there are facing complete devastation. They've lost EVERYTHING... Houses, cars, pets... etc. The animal shelters are also overrun and begging for supplies. My plan is to leave (on) Thursday (18Aug16) evening!"


She lists Pennington Entertainment Landers Plaza, Nashville as the drop off location and has asked people to donate everything from utility knives to clean clothes. Other items she’s asked for include pet food, towels, toiletries, empty boxes and cleaning supplies.


Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has also offered to donate to recovery organisations and Taylor Swift has announced she'll be donating $1 million (£768,000) to the cause.


Releasing a statement on Tuesday (16Aug16), the Shake It Off star revealed she felt compelled to help those struggling in the aftermath of the floods because she has a special connection to the state after starting the U.S. leg of her 1989 World Tour there last year (15).


"We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home," Taylor said. "The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking."