Gov. Scott Thanks Walt Disney Company for $1 Million Donation for Hurricane Relief

10/14/2018

Gov. Scott Thanks Walt Disney Company for $1 Million Donation for Hurricane Relief

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked the Walt Disney Company for its support and generous donation of $1 million to the Florida Disaster Fund, which was activated by Governor Scott to aid those impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities in times of disaster. To make a contribution, visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a donation of $10.

Governor Scott said, “We are extremely thankful for Walt Disney Company’s support of the Florida Disaster Fund. This funding will support disaster response and recovery efforts and help Floridians affected by Hurricane Michael. This funding will go directly towards relief efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael.”

Walt Disney Company CEO Robert A. Iger said, “All of us here at Disney have the families and communities impacted by this powerful storm in our hearts. Florida has been our home for almost 50 years, and our contribution will support our neighbors as they rebuild their communities in the wake of this powerful storm.”

Volunteer Florida CEO David Mica Jr. said, “Right now, so many people are watching the news, seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael and asking what they can do. This is what they can do – donate to the Florida Disaster Fund and provide both immediate relief and long-term recovery for their friends, neighbors and affected Floridians.”

About the Florida Disaster Fund:

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.

How to Donate:

Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax deductible. Donations may be made by credit card on the secure website https://www.volunteerflorida.org/donatefdf/ or by check to the below address. Checks should be made payable to the Volunteer Florida Foundation and should include “Florida Disaster Fund” in the memo line.

Volunteer Florida Foundation
Attention: Florida Disaster Fund
3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180
Tallahassee, FL  32311

For additional questions about the Florida Disaster Fund, please contact info@volunteerflorida.org or call (850) 414-7400.

Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2018
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