Oprah Winfrey gives $75K to SaintA nonprofit in Milwaukee
Updated: 10:39 p.m. on May 20, 2020
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Oprah Winfrey is pitching in to help a local organization in Milwaukee.
The media mogul is donating $75,000 to SaintA, a group impacted by the pandemic that helps victims of trauma.
The organization will be using the money to provide online mental health services to people who are sheltering at home.
Oprah did a 60 Minutes report on SaintA back in 2018 and reached out to the nonprofit once the pandemic hit.
"We had identified that there were a number of people in our care who did not have the ability, the technology or the internet access to stay connected to us and we highlighted that as a concern to her, and she was very interested," said Ann Leinfelder Grove, President and CEO of SaintA.
As a child, Oprah and her mother lived in Milwaukee for a few years before moving to Nashville.
She has pledged to give $10 million to coronavirus relief efforts.
Posted: 8:54 a.m. on May 20, 2020
By MESFIN FEKADU AP Entertainment Writer
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.