Disney announced it is donating $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund, started by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to support Pulse nightclub shooting victims and their families, on Tuesday.
“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.”
According to the Orlando Sentinel, funds will not go directly to victims and their families but will instead be distributed to nonprofit organizations supporting them.
Walt Disney World Resort will also be working with OneBlood to set up blood donation stations at five locations on the resort property for Disney employees to donate. In collaboration with the City of Orlando and the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, Walt Disney Resort will provide complimentary lodging for victims’ families and friends.