After Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Northern Bahamas, The Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, dedicated more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support to help provide hurricane relief and recovery efforts. Today, Disney shared details about how the $1 million contribution has benefited the people of The Bahamas. Disney has teamed up with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the American Red Cross, and All Hands and Hearts.
In order to help the children of The Bahamas return to school, Disney gave $250,000 in support of UNICEF’s efforts to help provide psychosocial support and life-saving supplies for children and teens impacted by Hurricane Dorian. UNICEF, in partnership with the Bahamas Ministry of Education, is working to register approximately 10,000 displaced students in schools. The students will receive uniform and lunch assistance, medical screenings, free bus transportation for social, sporting and extracurricular activities, and referrals for counseling.
The American Red Cross continues to provide aid to those recovering in The Bahamas. Disney has provided $250,000 to help support the American Red Cross with their relief efforts, including the delivery of food and basic construction materials. Disney has also encouraged its employees to contribute financially to the American Red Cross, and has matched employees’ donations through the Disney Employee Matching Gifts program.
Disney provided $500,000 to All Hands and Hearts to help support the rebuilding of schools in Abaco. Abaco is home to many of Disney’s Bahamian-based Disney Cruise Line crew members. All Hands and Hearts is powered by volunteers, and helps to provide disaster relief for both immediate and long-term needs of impacted communities.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
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