Disney donating more than $1 million to help Bahamas rebuild
The Walt Disney Company announced a commitment to donate more than $1 million for relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas, the company said Tuesday in a news release.
The donation will assist non-profit agencies with rebuilding and aid in the distribution of supplies such as food staples and construction materials to those impacted.
“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 Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said.
More than 60 Bahamians from Abaco and Grand Bahama are employed at Disney Castaway Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas.
Royal Caribbean has also pledged to donate $1 million dollars to help those in the Bahamas rebuild, Orlando TV station WESH reported.
“The Bahamas has been part of our family for nearly five decades. Our thoughts and support are with them during this difficult time,” Royal Caribbean said in a news release.