Disney donates $1 million to support Orlando shooting victims
The Walt Disney Co. has pledged $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund, which was created to help those affected by the mass shooting that left 50 dead (including the gunman) and dozens more injured at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning.
The company also announced that eligible donations from Disney employees will be matched dollar for dollar.
“We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in a statement. “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.”
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, who announced the fund at a vigil Monday night, thanked Disney for its contributions via Twitter. Other companies that have donated include JetBlue and the Orlando Magic.