Oprah Winfrey Makes $1 Million Donation to Aid Homeless Women in Washington D.C.

Oprah Winfrey makes $1 million donation to help DC homeless women at N Street Village (photo via fox5dc.com)

article by Matt Ackland and staff via fox5dc.com

The gift was unexpected, but so welcomed. It happened on Thursday at N Street Village’s Empowerment Luncheon. The organization helps women in need through housing and employment as well as helping those battling drug addiction or are encountering health issues.

They only wanted to hear Oprah Winfrey’s inspirational words, but they got so much more.

“I thank you N Street for seeing, hearing and knowing that every life matters, every woman matters,” Winfrey said.

Linda Rush introduced Winfrey at the luncheon. For years, Rush was addicted to crack and involved in prostitution.  “My mom dropped me off. She walked me in here,” said Rush.

At one time before finding N Street Village, Rush wanted to reach out to Winfrey.  “Twenty years ago, I wanted to write her a letter and ask her to help me into a program,” Rush told FOX 5. “The people I was getting high with, they were like, ‘Oh, she don’t have time for you.’”

Two decades later, Rush told Winfrey that story and how N Street Village helped turn her life around.

“Before I introduced her, I said that now she can see for herself how things turned out,” Rush said. “She said, ‘I see.’ And that felt – I can’t even describe that feeling.”

“N Street Village has been a vital part of Washington D.C. for over 40 years now,” said Schroeder Stribling, executive director for N Street Village.

It has four locations across the city helping homeless women get their lives back on track. Stribling said Winfrey’s gift brought her to tears.  “I went up and I kind of couldn’t help myself, but hang on her for a while and cry,” Stribling said.


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5 thoughts on “Oprah Winfrey Makes $1 Million Donation to Aid Homeless Women in Washington D.C.”

  1. Hi My name is leskia Bush And I am a very homeless person right nowLooking for someplace to live I am very Homeless and I am tired of going to house to house shelter to shelter getting bit up it up and disrespectedAnd I would like to know if it’s any way that you can help me or contact me someway or some howMy telephone number is 202-378-3729Thank you so much and God bless you

  2. You will Be Bless for giving this tremendous Gift To The homeless Women’s.God Bless You Oprah W.You have Such Kind Heartness toward others.This Moved & Touched My Heart!You are An Inspiration To others.love You Oprah W.

  3. Oprah Winfrey please help people who are homeless like myself in Portland Oregon …God bless you

  4. I do appreciate this and other things I’ve heard that Oprah does , but I wonder why she only do for women .

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