Oprah Winfrey gives grants to Baltimore, other cities
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FILE - This Feb. 8, 2020 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey speaking at "Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus" tour in New York. Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon said that she has been quarantining and practicing social distancing at her home. Winfrey has been busy working despite being stuck at home. She interviewed actor Idris Elba, who tested positive for the coronavirus, through FaceTime for an episode of "Oprah Talks: COVID-19" on Apple TV. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
By MESFIN FEKADU
Posted at 6:23 AM, May 21, 2020
and last updated2020-05-21 06:23:26-04
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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