Disney announced last night that they will be donating $2.5 million to hurricane Irma relief efforts. The donation will help fund response and recovery efforts of the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children and other non profits. Disney will also be offering a dollar for dollar matching donation by the Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation program for Disney employee donations to qualified organizations involved in the Irma relief effort.
“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 Bob Iger, Disney Chairman and CEO. “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.”