The Walt Disney Company is giving back to communities impacted by the historic Hurricane Michael.
The deadly story was a Category 4 hurricane when it made landfall in Florida’s panhandle, before weakening and traveling northeast through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
At least 17 people have died since the storm struck Wednesday afternoon.
In an effort to help with the recovery process, The Walt Disney Company is giving $1 million to areas across Florida’s Gulf Coast region. The donation will support disaster response and recovery efforts through the Florida Disaster Fund.
“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.”
-Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
In addition to Disney’s donation, 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.