The Walt Disney Company Will Donate $1 Million To Benefit Families Of Orlando Shooting Victims

"We mourn the loss of the victims and offer our condolences to their families, friends and loved ones.”

On June 14, the Walt Disney Company pledged $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund in the wake of Sunday's tragedy.


The OneOrlando Fund benefits the families of those who lost their lives in the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub

The company, whose name is synonymous with Orlando, will also match dollar for dollar all eligible donations by employees through its Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation. 

"We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act," Bob Chapek, the chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said in a press release. "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."

Many of the area's theme park employees have shown their support on social media, but Disney is also helping them make a direct impact with easily accessible blood donation centers. Working with OneBlood, Disney will provide five designated locations across its resort for cast members and other employees wishing to donate blood to help victims.

The Walt Disney World Resort is also participating in an effort led by the City of Orlando and the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association to provide complimentary housing for the victims' families and friends. 

Other corporations, such as JetBlue, have also contributed their resources by providing free flights to friends and family

Together, these organizations prove love is always stronger than hate, and positivity is always more powerful than pain.  


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