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Oprah Winfrey gives grants to 'home' cities during pandemic

Oprah Winfrey gives grants to 'home' cities during pandemic
Posted at 10:43 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 10:43:47-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is giving grants to the cities she's called home through her $12 million coronavirus relief fund.

She announced Wednesday that her Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will donate money to organizations dedicated to helping underserved communities in Chicago; Baltimore; Nashville, Tennessee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Kosciusko, Mississippi, where she was born.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Winfrey encouraged people of means to step up and give money to those in need.

Winfrey said she's been homebound since March 11.

That was four days after she wrapped her nine-city wellness tour.

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