Both the Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise lines have come forward to assist The Bahamas following the passing of Hurricane Dorian, which decimated large portions of Abaco and Grand Bahama respectively, by donating $1 million dollars each to rebuilding and recovery.
Disney has committed to make donations to non-profits that are geared towards providing aid for people affected on those islands. The company also promised to send food and construction materials directly to the victims.
“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,” Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said.
Royal Caribbean says it is already loading supplies to send to the islands. ITM, Royal Caribbean’s partner in a joint venture developing the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport is also chipping in an additional $100,000.
“We can’t make every bad memory of Dorian go away. But we can start making things better — today,” the company said in its announcement about launching relief efforts.
Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line has also pledged its support in the recovery efforts.
“To our friends in The Bahamas, please know you will not be alone in your effort. All of us at Carnival Corporation pledge to work with you,” Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald said in a statement. “We have been and remain in constant contact with government officials as they determine the highest priorities for both the short term and long term.”