Two days after the deadliest shooting in U.S. history rocked the city that's home to Disney World, the iconic tourism and entertainment destination pledged its support in a big way. The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the families of the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub, which killed 49 and wounded dozens more.
The donation will go to the OneOrlando Fund set up by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to aid the affected families. In addition to the $1 million, Disney says it will match all donations made by Disney employees.
"We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act," Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said in a statement.
"With 74,000 cast members who call Orlando home, we mourn the loss of the victims and offer our condolences to their families, friends and loved ones."
Guidetogay.com is the leading travel, news and social network for the LGBTQI community. Join us on social media.
Latest from Guidetogay.com
- ANZ and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras open applications for national LGBTQI community grants program
- 15 great minds to help boost Sydney’s nightlife
- PrEP to be added to Australia's PBS slashing costs.
- Ten's Ten's Ten's across the board - Drag Race season 10
- Irish PM walks with his partner in NYC's St. Patricks Day Parade
Login to post comments