Disney donates $500,000 to Mexico to aid recovery from Earthquakes

It’s been a few horrible weeks of natural disasters and the Walt Disney Company has stepped up to the plate making donations for recovery efforts from both Harvey and Irma, now Mickey and his pals are reaching otu to aid humanitarian relief efforts across Central Mexico with a donation of $500,000. The donation will support the disaster response and recovery efforts of the Mexican Red Cross, Save the Children and UNICEF. Disney will make additional donations of in-kind goods as needs are identified.

“As our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Mexico, we are once again overwhelmed by the resiliency and unity shown in response to a natural disaster,” said Claudio Chiaromonte, executive vice president and managing director, The Walt Disney Company Latin America. “Disney has a long tradition of supporting communities all over the world, and we are proud to join with the people of Mexico as they begin to recover and rebuild from these terrible tragedies.”

According to a statement, “The Walt Disney Company and its affiliates employ more than 250 people in Mexico, between its Disney offices and the ESPN Deportes network, and Disney has a long-standing history in the region dating back to the 1940s.”

Great to see this aid from Disney for Mexico. Just one of many disasters where much help is still needed.