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Disney Donates $1 Million to Friends and Families of Orlando Shooting Victims

by Leena Tailor 4:00 PM PDT, June 14, 2016
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The Walt Disney Company has donated a hefty $1 Million to aid those affected by Sunday’s heartbreaking shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

On Tuesday, the corporate giant announced their seven-figure contribution to the OneOrlando Fund, which was created by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer following the tragic event.

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“We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act,” said Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek. “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.”

In addition to the huge contribution, Disney also plans to match eligible donations from the company’s employees, dollar-for-dollar.

With the giant Walt Disney World Resort located just 15 miles from Pulse nightclub, the massacre hit close to home for the company, which has since been working with Central Florida agencies and leaders to assist those in need.

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As well as setting up five blood donation sites throughout the resort, the tourist hot spot is also providing complimentary accommodations to friends and families of the victims.

See celebrities pay tribute to the victims of the shooting in the video below.

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