“The Walt Disney Company stands with the people of The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of 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 to help includes a $1 million donation to non-profit relief agencies who will take on the recovery and rebuilding efforts, along with the provision of supplies to impacted areas, including food staples and basic construction materials.
In addition, Disney employees with immediate needs in impacted areas of the Bahamas will have access to many resources. Disney’s Castaway Cay, which only experienced tropical force-strength winds, employs more than 60 Bahamians from Abaco and Grand Bahama, along with many 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,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line. “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 is monitoring Hurricane Dorian as it continues on its path and will coordinate an ongoing effort with nonprofit organizations on emergency response efforts.