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Oprah Winfrey is the latest celebrity to join the relief effort in Puerto Rico, which has struggled to rebuild after the devastation left behind by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Winfrey was reportedly inspired to donate $2 million after “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s efforts to help the US territory. “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,” Winfrey said in a statement, according to Reuters.
The Hispanic Federation said on Monday, April 8 that $1 million of Winfrey’s donation will go to its UNIDOS Disaster Relief & Recovery Program to Support Puerto Rico fund. UNIDOS, which launched when Hurricane Maria struck in 2017, provides funds for the nonprofit to help the island…
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