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Disney donating more than $1 million to Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief

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Posted at 7:24 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 19:24:51-04

(WTXL) — The Walt Disney Company announced that it would donate more than $1 million to help those in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian.

“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 CEO Bob Iger said in a statement.

The money Disney donates will also go to relief agencies who will help with rebuilding efforts in the affected areas.

Disney also operates a private island in the Bahamas called Castaway Cay. Employees from Abaco and Grand Bahama, the hardest hit areas, will also have access to resources, Disney said.

“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 by providing support to our Bahamian Crew Members.”

To read the full statement, click here.