In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the storm that barreled through and wreaked havoc all across Florida, Disney is now pledging a generous amount of money to help with relief efforts.
The Walt Disney Company is committing $2.5M to aid storm victims. The funds will be spread across the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children and other non-profit organizations.
“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.” – Robert A. Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company.
In addition to the pledge, 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.
During Hurricane Irma, Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line donated meals, provided storage for supplies and power-utility vehicles, donated bedding to shelters, and made rooms available for first responders. Disney will also be donating goods and services throughout the region as other needs are identified.
Disney closed its parks for two days during the catastrophic storm.