The Walt Disney Company and Disney Cruise Line to Donate Over $1 Million Toward Relief Efforts in The Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

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Despite recently coming under fire for not evacuating its Crew from Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line has made a statement that it will be giving back to its home port of call in The Bahamas by pledging $1 million to help aid relief efforts there in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. This comes as a joint effort across multiple cruise lines, like Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line, to help bring the island back onto its feet after being battered by the disastrous Category 5 storm.

The Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, has committed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support to help relief and recovery efforts for those in The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian.

“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’s commitment includes a $1 million donation to non-profit relief agencies who will be undertaking recovery and rebuilding efforts, as well as the provision of supplies – including food staples and basic construction materials – to those in impacted areas.

Additionally, Disney employees with immediate needs in impacted areas of The Bahamas will have access to a range of resources. Disney Castaway Cay, which experienced only tropical force strength winds, employs more than 60 Bahamians from Abaco and Grand Bahama, as well as several employees from other Bahamian islands.

“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.”

Disney continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian and will coordinate on an ongoing basis with nonprofit organizations on emergency response efforts. This includes sharing lifesaving information with families before and during emergencies, prepositioning supplies at-the-ready to respond rapidly to natural disasters, and providing resources to activate large-scale responses as needed in the event of a disaster.

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Gail
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Gail

Open your pockets deeper Disney. You can and should give more.😢😢😢😢

Amber
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Amber

Can we please send the cruise ships down there to your house feed and give medical care to these Islanders…The cruise ships will no longer have that destinations to go to anyway unless we help them rebuild and give them housing?

Gerry
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Gerry

DISNEY YOU ARE SOOO CHEAP
YOU AN GIVE 50 MILLION!

Aaron
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Aaron

Wow, what a way to be grateful

Nick
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Nick

It’s a publicly owned company. Try to get millions of share holders to agree on anything. The company did the right thing and you trolls say it’s not enough. How much did you donate with-in 24 hours of the storm clouds clearing. Stop being critical unappreciative spectators!