Disney Cruise Line gives comfort to Hurricane Dorian evacuees

Disney Cruise Line gives comfort to Hurricane Dorian evacuees

Walt Disney Company has committed $1m to non-profits

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- More than 100 Disney Cruise Line Cast Members worked together to assemble more than 1,500 Clean the World personal hygiene kits.

In a statement yesterday, Disney Cruise Line underscored its support for Bahamian-based Crew Members who live in impacted areas.

The company has provided an additional $500,000 in supplies for these communities and direct aid to employees, the statement read.

The Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, has also committed $1 million to non-profit relief agencies to help hurricane relief and recovery efforts in The Bahamas.

The company donated food, water, medical supplies, cleaning supplies, generators and construction materials, the release stated.

Clean the World is a global health organization committed to providing sustainable resources, programming and education focused on water, sanitation and hygiene to those impacted by natural disasters, poverty and homelessness, the statement read.

The Disney Dream delivered kits to Nassau where they were distributed to shelters for hurricane evacuees from Abaco and Grand Bahama.

“Our Disney team cares deeply about the well-being of our friends and neighbors in The Bahamas,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line.

“Our Cast Members were grateful for the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and come together to pack these much-needed kits and provide support beyond the financial donations. We hope these everyday essentials will make life a little more comfortable for those families living in shelters.”

The Clean the World hygiene kits were filled with soap, shampoo, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes and socks.\

As the world’s largest recycler of hotel amenities, Clean the World is responding with emergency relief including much-needed hygiene supplies for individuals and families affected by Hurricane Dorian.

The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy have delivered aid to distribution points in Nassau and the Abacos, and others have helped deliver in Grand Bahama for those most affected by the hurricane.