The Walt Disney Company To Give 2.5 Million For Hurricane Irma Recovery Effort


The Walt Disney Company announced today that they are going to give $2.5 million to aid in the recovery for those hit by Hurricane Irma.  These funds will aid in response and recovery efforts by UNICEF, Save the Children, the American Red Cross and other unspecified nonprofit agencies, helping with the recovery.

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company said:

“As millions of people now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together in the wake of these historic hurricanes, they need our help.  We’re donating $2.5 million to support relief and recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Irma. This is in addition to nearly $16 million we raised after Hurricane Harvey to help ensure storm victims have the support needed to recover and rebuild.”

According to the Disney Parks Blog:

“In addition, eligible Disney employee donations to qualified organizations involved in the Hurricane Irma relief effort will be matched dollar for dollar by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.”

Disney has really stepped up during this storm.  They went the extra mile at Walt Disney World to make sure Orlando residents and guests were kept safe and their needs were met.  The same went for the Disney Cruise Line.  Overall they donated meals, storage and power-utility vehicles, as well as bedding and rooms to first responders.  Disney also says it will continue to donate what is needed where it is needed during the recovery process.

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Go Disney!  I’m sure they have a lot of cast members who have been personally impacted by Irma.  Thoughts and prayers with all of them and everyone else affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.




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