Oprah issued a statement where she spoke about donating to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Flamboyants Arts Fund, which gives all the money back to Puerto Rico, where Miranda is from.
Oprah said “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. The needs of Puerto Rico and our fellow American citizens following the tragic hurricanes are still very real.”
The aftermath of Hurricane Maria—the storm that hit Puerto Rico hard in 2017, is still widespread. Many citizens are suffering through lack of power, food shortages, and more. Now, a report has surfaced noting Oprah Winfrey has donated 2 million dollars to PR’s Hurricane Relief Fund.