Tyler Perry is giving back to his adopted hometown of Atlanta.
Originally hailing from New Orleans, last year Perry opened a massive production facility in Atlanta and has made a generous donation to the non-profit organization Project U First, that provides health and hygiene products to homeless women in the city.
According to People, Project U First founder Erica Wright revealed that Perry donated a brand-new cargo van after seeing the group’s work profiled on a local news broadcast.
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“Hey guys, I told you I had some exciting news today. Yesterday, after we aired on Channel 2, Tyler Perry called and told me he was going to donate a van,” Wright said a Facebook Live video on Thursday.
“I am so excited,” Wright said in the video, becoming teary-eyed as she was presented with the keys.
“Mr. Perry what you do for the community is truly amazing!” she said, addressing Perry directly.
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“May God continue to bless you and keep you in perfect peace,” Wright wrote in a caption for the video, adding, “God’s Grace is Sufficient.”
Perry, known for writing, producing and directing numerous film and TV projects, has been exceptionally philanthropic during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In addition to playing for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, who died after being shot in the back by an Atlanta police officer, Perry paid for the cost of groceries for Atlanta seniors at more than 70 stores and recently tipped the staff of a restaurant more than $20,000.