The Walt Disney Company Press Release
The Walt Disney Company Commits $2 Million in Aid for Southern California Wildfire Victims and Relief Efforts
BURBANK, Calif.--October 24, 2007 --The Walt Disney Company announced today that it will contribute $2 million in aid towards relief efforts for the nearly one million victims of the Southern California wildfires. An initial $200,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross for immediate relief efforts and the remainder will be earmarked for volunteer centers and future rebuilding, including helping to restore Southern California’s natural environment.
"The devastation these fires have brought to the Southern California area is tragic," said Robert A. Iger, president and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. "As a responsible member of the community, The Walt Disney Company hopes that our donation and relief efforts will aid emergency management teams and organizations as they provide assistance to those impacted, as well as bring some hope to those struggling in the aftermath of this disaster."
Disney will also assist those affected by the fires with its volunteer and outreach efforts, including the distribution of care packages at shelters throughout the area for displaced families and, to raise their spirits, Disney characters will visit Qualcomm Stadium and other shelters in San Diego and Orange County this week.
Disneyland Resort plans to host the courageous and dedicated firefighters committed to this effort and their families for a special day of appreciation in the near future.