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Disney donating more than $1 million to relief, recovery efforts in the Bahamas

Posted: 8:57 AM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 10:34:09-04
Disney donating more than $1 million to relief, recovery efforts in the Bahamas

The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday they have committed more than $1 million to help relief and recovery efforts for those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

The then-Category 5 storm slammed into the northeastern Bahamas on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, killing at least seven people.

“The Walt Disney Company stands with the people of The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian,” said Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger in a written statement. “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 said their $1 million donation will go to non-profit relief agencies, who will be helping recovery and rebuilding efforts along with providing food and construction materials.

Read Disney's full statement about their donation.

This story was originally published by Scott Sutton on WPTV.