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 The Walt Disney Company Foundation.
“Our hearts go out to the millions of people in the Philippines affected by this tragedy,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “We hope this donation and our employee matching gift contributions will help families begin to rebuild their lives in the wake of this devastation.”
Disney is also a sponsor of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program and Save the Children’s Emergency Fund.