Oprah Winfrey Donates $2 Million to Puerto Rico to Aid Recovery in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico is still rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria — and Oprah Winfrey has stepped up to help.

The island has yet to fully recover from the 2017 storm which caused 3,000 deaths and billions of dollars in damage.

According to The Oprah Magazine, Mama O is donating $2 million — $1 million to Hispanic Federation and another $1 million to the Flamboyan Arts Fund.

“I was so moved by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s commitment to bring ‘Hamilton’ to Puerto Rico and support the community that served him growing up that I wanted to join in the revitalization efforts of an island so rich in culture, beauty, and heritage,” Oprah said in a statement. “The needs of Puerto Rico and our fellow American citizens following the tragic hurricanes are still very real, and the work that has already been done by the Hispanic Federation, Flamboyan Arts Fund and other organizations on and off the island is long from over.”

Earlier this year, both Oprah Gayle King traveled to Puerto Rico to take in a performance of “Hamilton.”

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