Oprah Winfrey Makes a $3 Million Donation to Help South Los Angeles Residents Suffering During the Pandemic

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There's nothing like a random act of kindness to restore your faith in humanity. As you already know, Oprah loves to give and her foundation made a $3 million donation to assist the South Los Angeles residents that are suffering during the pandemic, as coronavirus cases continue to surge in California.

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The donation was made to the new coalition, South LA Forward. They provide fresh food, COVID-19 testing, healthcare and financial assistance to those who lost their jobs during the pandemic.

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'We were incredibly honored to be selected by the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation along with SEE-LA and Watts Healthcare,' said Sherri Francois, the executive director of SoLa I Can Foundation.

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In a statement, Oprah said: "I was struck by the unique multi-layered approach to effect real change to the systematic barriers of access to healthy food, quality health care and educational opportunities." She decided that a generous 3 mil will at least spark a start.

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Oprah continued, “I know not everybody can donate a million dollars, but I feel like this is the central place to [donate to] if you really want to do something,” Winfrey said during their virtual interview. “I know I can trust my money in your hands.”

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Well, when it comes to helping each other out through this difficult time, it sounds like Oprah's money was well spent.