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Oprah Winfrey Donates $3 Million to COVID-19 Relief in South Los Angeles

Oprah Winfrey Donates $3 Million to COVID-19 Relief in South Los Angeles

Oprah Winfrey is making another huge donation to help those in need amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The 66-year-old TV mogul’s The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation (OWCF) has donated $3 million to relief efforts in South Los Angeles.

The donation will be presented to South LA Forward, a newly created coalition of three Los Angeles-based grassroots organizations – SoLa I Can Foundation, SEE-LA and the Watts Healthcare Corporation.

South LA Forward was established to provide fresh food to feed 80,000 Los Angeles residents and to provide 200 scholarships to those who lost their jobs because of the pandemic. The organization also aims to expand COVID-19 testing and primary care to South Los Angeles residents.

“As I continue to seek out ways to support underserved communities, 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,” Oprah said in a statement about South LA Forward.

This is the second donation Oprah has made during the pandemic. Back in April, Oprah donated $10 million to relief efforts.

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