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    Default Walt Disney Company Donates $1 Million to OneOrlando Fund

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    Today, the Walt Disney Company is announcing a $1 million cash commitment to the OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to assist those affected by the tragic events in Orlando. Also, eligible donations from Disney employees will be matched dollar for dollar by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.

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

    OneOrlando Fund will provide funds and other services to individuals affected by the tragedy. The website for the new fund is www.oneorlando.org.

    Walt Disney World Resort has also been working in coordination with other Central Florida agencies and leaders to provide support to those in need. In coordination with OneBlood, cast members and other employees working at Walt Disney World Resort wishing to donate blood to help victims may donate at five designated locations across the resort property.

    Through an effort led by the City of Orlando and the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, Walt Disney World Resort is also providing complimentary accommodations for the families and friends of the victims.

    Our hearts are with everyone impacted by this horrific event
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    Ok,so we all have out various gripes about Disney, BUT this is a GREAT thing for them to do
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    Was very proud of them for this.

    Has it been confirmed if any WDW employees were one of the poor souls who's lives was tragically ended?
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    Another reason I adore Disney.

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    This is such a wonderful thing for Disney to do. Agree, it's another reason to love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGiant View Post
    Was very proud of them for this.

    Has it been confirmed if any WDW employees were one of the poor souls who's lives was tragically ended?
    Yes, there was one cast member who's life was cut tragically short in the mass shooting spree - Jerald Arthur Wright (Jerry), 31, will be remembered at the MK on Saturday at 11:30 pm during the Goodnight Kiss according to the Orlando Sentinel. Apparently the informal remembrance will take place at the partner statue in the Hub. Jerry worked at the MK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee73 View Post
    Yes, there was one cast member who's life was cut tragically short in the mass shooting spree - Jerald Arthur Wright (Jerry), 31, will be remembered at the MK on Saturday at 11:30 pm during the Goodnight Kiss according to the Orlando Sentinel. Apparently the informal remembrance will take place at the partner statue in the Hub. Jerry worked at the MK.
    Bittersweet!
    Living here in Florida and so near Orlando, the mood is so somber [as it should be].
    So many businesses, people, and religious organizations offering free help. It is wonderful to see everyone come together.
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