Puerto Rico got hit by Hurricane Irma in 2017 and weeks after Hurricane Maria came through and tore up the country again. To this day the country is still suffering from the natural disaster, leaving citizens with no medical resources, clean water as well as power and food shortages.
Oprah Winfrey was so touched by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton play that she has donated $2 million to the Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund respectively since Lin-Manuel founded the arts fund that gives back to his homeland.
“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.”
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Oprah’s donations will go a long way, considering that President Donald Trump has decided to cut funding for the country in need, claiming they’ve taken too much from America already.