By now we’ve all seen the images of Hurricane Dorian and it’s devastating destruction. The islands of the Bahamas were hit by the category 5 hurricane which decimated parts of the island country - destroying everything in its path. Before the first images began coming in, The Walt Disney Company and Disney Cruise Line had already committed more than $1 million in cash and additional support for those affected by the storm. On Wednesday, September 5th, The Disney Dream dropped off water and food to help with the recovery efforts. The following day, The Disney Fantasy also make a drop with additional relief supplies.
“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 providing support to our Bahamian Crew Members.”
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.
“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.”
If you would like to donate to the recovery efforts, please contact the American Red Cross or visit the links below:
For more on how Walt Disney World prepared themselves for the storm, check out our video: