"Our hearts go out to everyone in the devastating path of this historic storm," said Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. "It's hard to fully appreciate the impact, in part because it isn't over yet. But we know thousands of people have lost everything and now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together, and we're using our unique resources and reach to help those in need."
Disney and its local Houston station ABC13 are committing $1 million to the Red Cross for relief and recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
ABC, Freeform, Radio Disney and across all social media, there was a call-to-action to donate to the American Red Cross, with those dollars going to benefit those most impacted by this devastating storm.
What does the Red Cross do with donations? The organization provides things like shelter, meals and comfort kits, and 91 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to provide aid. In the last four days, the Red Cross has already provided the following:
- Shelter overnight stays: 25,352
- Meals served: 80,860
- Snacks served: 100,588 in 4 days
- Meals and snacks combined: 181,448
- Comfort kits distributed: 9,985
We will have a phone bank from 4:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., and some of your favorite ABC stars will be helping out and taking your donations.
YOU CAN DONATE TO
TEXT: HARVY to 9099 to donate $10.00
You can visit redcross.org/abc.
Donate by mail:
Send a check - made out to the American Red Cross with "Harvey Relief" in the memo line to:
Hurricane Harvey Relief
P.O. Box 5967
Glendale, CA 91221
Disney's last "Day of Giving" in 2012 raised more than $18 million to aid local communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy.