The Walt Disney Company Donates More Than $1 Million to Relief and Recovery Efforts in The Bahamas
The Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, has committed more than $1 million to help relief and recovery efforts for those in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. Disney’s commitment includes a $1 million donation to non-profit relief agencies who will help with the recovery and rebuilding efforts, along with a donation of supplies including food staples and basic construction materials to those in impacted areas.
“The Walt Disney Company stands with the people of The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We hope our $1 million donation will provide much-needed relief and help our neighbors, colleagues, and all those impacted by this devastating storm begin the long process of recovery as they work to put their lives and communities back together.”
Disney employees, including the more than 60 Bahamians from Abaco and Grand Bahama employed on Disney Castaway Cay, with immediate needs in the impacted areas of The Bahamas will have access to a range of resources.
“The Bahamas is such a special place to us and our guests, and we have watched the devastation created by Hurricane Dorian with concern and heartache,” Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line said. “We stand with the Bahamian people, and especially those in Abaco and Grand Bahama, as they recover from the worst storm to ever make landfall in The Bahamas. As the needs in these communities are assessed, we are prepared to aid the relief and recovery efforts through funding, the provision of supplies and by providing support to our Bahamian Crew Members.”
News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog