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[29 Aug 2017 | One Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Commits $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief

The Walt Disney Company and its ABC affiliate KTRK-Tv have pledged $1 million each to Hurricane Harvey Relief via the American Red Cross.
Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast last Friday evening as a category 4 hurricane and has subsequently dumped nearly 50 inches of rain on the Houston area since Saturday. The entire region is covered with flood waters.
On Thursday, August 31, Disney|ABC Television Group will hold a ‘Day of Giving’ to benefit those impacted by Harvey.
There will be a call-to-action to donate to the American Red Cross that will …

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[11 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Channel Teams with the American Red Cross to Help Families Prepare for Emergencies

September is National Preparedness Month and Disney Channel has once again teamed with the American Red Cross to share vital information with families.
Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce stars in a new disaster-preparedness video that is currently airing on Disney Channel. The video was created to help teach kids and their families the importance of being “emergency ready.”
The video can also be found on the Disney Friends for Change website, and families can also download the Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity Book.
Disney and the Red Cross have also expanded The …

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[15 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Donating Half a Million Dollars in Aid to Victims of Philippines Typhoon

As the people of the Philippines continue to struggle in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the Walt Disney Company has pledged half a million dollars in aid to two organization working on aid in the devastated region.
The money will be donated to Save the Children and the American Red Cross to support humanitarian aid and rebuilding efforts.
The company also announced that eligible donations from employees to organizations involved in the disaster relief will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to set limits by the Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of …

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[6 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Disney and the American Red Cross Work Together to Teach Kids and Families About Disaster Preparedness | ]
Disney and the American Red Cross Work Together to Teach Kids and Families About Disaster Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month and Disney has recently expanded its collaboration with the American Red Cross to help families learn how to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters.
As part of this partnership, the American Red Cross and Disney have created the Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Book. The book is available for digital download and it teaches kids and families how to respond to a range of emergencies while incorporating activities and games. The book is available in English and Spanish.
Disney Friends for Change is also working to promote …

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[7 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney/ABC Raises $16.8 Million During Its Day of Giving

During Disney/ABC’s “Day of Giving” on Monday, November 5, the companies were able to raise more than $16.8 million for the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The “Day of Giving” was held in addition to The Walt Disney Co.’s previous donation of $2 million, as well as their employee donation matching program, which will match all eligible employee donations to relief funds dollar for dollar.
Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, said:
Our ‘Day of Giving’ was an enormous success, raising more …

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[3 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Donate $2 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

In light of the recent destruction to the Northeast that has occurred as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the Walt Disney Company announced this week that the company will be making a generous $2 million donation to support Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding.
“It’s hard to fathom the utter devastation from this storm,” said Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company. “Thousands of people in the hurricane’s path lost everything and face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together. We hope this helps provide immediate aid …

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[16 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Donates $1 Million to American Red Cross for National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and Disney is recognizing the occasion with a new initiative with the American Red Cross. This month, Disney built upon its long relationship with the Red Cross by donating $1 million to the charity as part of their annual disaster giving program.
The $1 million donation will go toward supporting youth services, volunteer engagement programs and disaster services. Disney and Red Cross are teaming up to spread the word about preparing for emergencies and inform everyone about the three easy steps they can take to prepare: …