The Walt Disney Company is well acquainted with the island nation of Haiti. Many of the items sold in the theme parks and stores are manufactured there and when Walt Disney World needed to look outside the central Florida area for cast members when unemployment was at an all time low, Haiti provided a large percentage of those hires. So it’s nice to see Disney making a $100,000 contribution to the Red Cross to help with Haiti Relief efforts.
Disney CEO Robert Iger released this quote, “We hope this donation will help the Red Cross to provide immediate aid and relief to the thousands of people affected by this terrible tragedy.”
I’ve put out feelers to WDW PR to see if the resort is doing anything on it’s own to help those cast members who might have friends and family in Haiti. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything.