Disney World and Legoland Florida will be contributing to relief and recovery efforts to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
In Disney’s case, the donation will be a $1 million given to “non-profit relief agencies who will be undertaking recovery and rebuilding efforts, as well as the provision of supplies – including food staples and basic construction materials – to those in impacted areas,” the company said in a press release.
“The Walt Disney Company stands with the people of The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian,” Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in 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.”
According to the United Nations’ World Food Programme, between the Abaco and Grand Bahamas islands, about 60,000 people will be in need of food. In the wake of Dorian pummeling the Bahamas for two days, at least 20 deaths have been confirmed by the country’s minister of health.
Legoland Florida will be contributing via a portion of their ticket sales this weekend. For Sept. 7-8, Legoland will offer one-day tickets for only $25, with $10 of each ticket going to the American Red Cross to support Dorian relief efforts.
“In addition, Legoland Florida Resort will also serve as a collection point for guests wanting to donate items including nonperishable goods, water, toiletries, baby products, radios, batteries, candles and bedding to those in The Bahamas who were impacted by Hurricane Dorian,” the park said in a press release.
Both resorts had their operations impacted by the storm. Legoland was closed entirely on Tuesday, while Disney World closed all four of its theme parks early.
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