Categories: Advocacy

Disney Opens Its Wallet For Orlando Victims and Their Families

[DIGEST: People, Orlando Sentinel]

The Walt Disney Corporation pledged a $1 million donation on Tuesday to assist those affected by Sunday’s mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, which left 49 dead and 53 injured. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in American history.

“We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “With 74,000 Cast Members who call Orlando home, we mourn the loss of the victims and offer our condolences to their families, friends and loved ones.”

Bob Chapek. (Credit:
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Additionally, Disney will provide complimentary accommodations for families and friends of the victims via a joint effort led by the city of Orlando and the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association. The company, it announced in a blog post, will work in coordination with agencies in the Central Florida area to help those in need. “In coordination with OneBlood, cast members and other employees working at Walt Disney World Resort wishing to donate blood to help victims may donate at five designated locations across the resort property.”

Disney’s $1 million donation went to the One Orlando Fund. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer established the fund to

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