A D.C. organization that helps women coping with homelessness got a huge surprise Thursday: a $1 million donation from Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey spoke Thursday afternoon at the sold-out annual luncheon of N Street Village, a downtown D.C. nonprofit that provides housing and employment services.

“Greatness is determined by service,” Winfrey said, according to the organization. “So, thank you, N Street Village, for your service — for meeting women exactly where they are. Which is the key to anything in life — being able to accept a person exactly where they are, and meet them there on their own ground.”

Winfrey, who was the keynote speaker at the event held at The Ritz-Carlton, picked up a pledge card and filled it out on stage, The Washington Post reported.

“Everyone absolutely went wild,” an attendee told the Post.

N Street Village is the largest provider of women-only services for the District’s homeless population, the group says. They serve more than 1,500 women per year.

Jonathan McNair
My name is Jonathan McNair, I'm Humble, Laid back and an individual who's main focus is uplifting, empowering, and educating those in the "Struggle". As One who's been through the same or similar situations as most of my Comrades on here, I work to break the cycle of a continuum destruction plagued by violence, Drugs, illness and Hopelessness in our society. Each One Teach One is the Goal and Educating to empower minds is the Foundation.