Puerto Rico is still recovering from the catastrophic Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria back in 2017. The country is still suffering, as many citizens currently have no medical resources, clean water or power and suffer from food shortages.
Oprah has said to have been so touched by Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton play that she has donated $2 million to the Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund, considering the organizations offer relief back to the island.
“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.
Considering President Donald Trump has decided to cut funding for the country in need, Oprah’s donations will go a long way.
They super didn’t.
91 Billion was the estimated DAMAGE.
Puerto Rico is still WAITING for most of their allocated relief funds, while our president lies to himself and lies to you. pic.twitter.com/lTK9kTmfJY
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 2, 2019