After hurricane Maria devasted Puerto Rico, Oprah Winfrey will give $2 million to help rebuild and support the arts and culture in their communities.
Half of it will go to the Hispanic Federation for reconstruction after the billions of dollars damage occurred during the 2017 hurricane. The other half will go to the Flamboyan Arts Fund to assist on the arts and cultural side of rebuilding a community.
According to The Oprah Magazine, Winfrey and her close friend Gayle King were in Puerto Rico in January attending one of many performances of Hamilton to benefit Maria’s aftermath.
“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.
Hurricane Maria killed about 3,000 people and heavily damaged Puerto Rico’s infrastructure in September 2017.