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In the wake of the devastating destruction from Hurricane Michael hitting Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Walt Disney Company has announced they’ll be making a contribution to relief aid for those effected by the storm.

Hurricane Michael

What’s happening:

  • Yesterday afternoon, The Walt Disney Company announced a $1 million contribution to the Florida Disaster Fund to aid in relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Michael.
  • The Disney Parks Blog reports that the donation will go to support recovery efforts as well as disaster response along Florida’s Gulf Coast and other impacted areas.
  • The Parks Blog also reports: “In addition to Disney’s donation announced today, contributions from Disney employees to eligible relief and recovery organizations will be matched dollar for dollar by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.”
  • Disney works with numerous nonprofit organizations on emergency preparedness efforts including:
    • Sharing lifesaving information with families before and during emergencies
    • Having supplies prepositioned and at-the-ready to respond to natural disasters
    • Providing resources to activate large-scale responses in the event of a disaster

What they’re saying:

  • Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company: “All of us here at Disney have the families and communities impacted by this powerful storm in our hearts. Florida has been our home for almost 50 years, and our contribution will support our neighbors as they rebuild their communities in the wake of this powerful storm.”
 
 

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