In the wake of Hurricane Irma, The Walt Disney Company has announced a commitment of $2.5 million to recovery efforts. The funds will aid American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children, and other nonprofits.
“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,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger. “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.”
In addition, donations made by Disney employees to qualified organizations aiding in Hurricane Irma relief will be matched dollar for dollar by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.
During the hurricane, Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Lines donated meals and bedding to shelters, provided storage for power-utility vehicles and supplies, and made rooms available for first responders. Disney will continue to donate goods and services throughout the region as needed.
Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney Springs closed during Hurricane Irma, reopening on Tuesday, September 12.