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Disney Donates $2.5 Million To Hurricane Irma Relief

September 13, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Coming Soon reports that The Walt Disney Company has pledged to donate $2.5 million to Hurricane Irma relief in Florida, the Caribbean and other areas that were hit. The money will go to the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children and other nonprofit organizations. The donations from Disney employees will be matched by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.

Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger 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.

The House of Mouse previously raised $16 million for Hurricane Harvey relief after it hit Houston, Texas and the nearby areas. It included donations to the American Red Cross, employee donation matching and money raised through initiatives, social media outreach, campaigns in their stores and more. The company also took part in the ABC telethon Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, which aired yesterday. During Hurricane Irma, Walt Disney World closed its park for a few days and donated meals, storage, power utility vehicles, bedding for shelters and housing for first responders, as did their Cruise Line.

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