The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday that they will be donating $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund recently set up by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to assist those affected by the mass shooting tragedy over the weekend.
Additionally, eligible donations made by Disney employees will be matched dollar for dollar by Disney Employee Matching Gifts.
The Walt Disney World Resort is also working with local agencies and leaders to provide any additional support that is needed. They are encouraging Cast Members and other employees to donate blood at five designated locations at Walt Disney World that will help the numerous victims of this senseless tragedy.
They will also be providing complimentary accommodations for the friends and families of the victims thanks to an effort led by the City of Orlando and the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association.
“We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act,” said Bob Chapek, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “With 74,000 Cast Members who call Orlando home, we mourn the loss of the victims and offer our condolences to their families, friends and loved ones.”
OneOrlando Fund will provide funds and other services to individuals affected by the tragedy. The website for the new fund is www.oneorlando.org.