In a late press release on Thursday evening, The Walt Disney Company announced a two million dollar donation to support humanitarian relief efforts in Israel following the deadly Hamas Terrorist Attacks. Given the serious nature of the topic, we feel that the summary is best explained in the direct words of the press release, included for your convenience below:
Following the deadly Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel, The Walt Disney Company is donating $2 million to organizations that are providing humanitarian relief in the region.
“In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks targeting Jews in Israel this past weekend, we must all do what we can to support the innocent people experiencing so much pain, violence, and uncertainty – particularly children,” said Robert A. Iger, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We condemn these attacks, the hate that motivated them, and all acts of terrorism, and we will continue working to find more ways to provide support in the region, and to honor the victims, their families, and all those affected by this war.”
Disney is donating $1 million to Magen David Adom, an affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies that provides emergency medical and blood banking services in Israel, and $1 million to other nonprofit organizations working in the region, particularly those with a focus on providing aid to children.
Company employees have been participating in Disney’s Matching Gifts program that matches eligible charitable donations made by employees up to $25,000.The Walt Disney Company
The move is in response to the attack which began last weekend. Thousands are already confirmed dead on both sides, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced because of the violence. There are a number of hostages that have been taken, and government officials are furiously attempting to negotiate their release. The response from The Walt Disney Company comes after shocking details from the region continue to unfold.
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