Disney-ABC Television Group's 'Day of Giving' supports Hurricane Harvey victims

Friday, September 01, 2017 05:46AM
Join 6abc and the Disney-ABC Television Group in a "Day of Giving" to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

There are several ways to donate below.

What does the Red Cross do with donations? The organization provides things like shelter, meals and comfort kits, and 91 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to provide aid. In the last four days, the Red Cross has already provided the following:

  • Shelter overnight stays: 25,352

  • Meals served: 80,860

  • Snacks served: 100,588 in 4 days

  • Meals and snacks combined: 181,448

  • Comfort kits distributed: 9,985


"Our hearts go out to everyone in the devastating path of this historic storm," said Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company.

"It's hard to fully appreciate the impact, in part because it isn't over yet. But we know thousands of people have lost everything and now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together, and we're using our unique resources and reach to help those in need."



Disney and its local Houston station, ABC13, are committing $1 million to the Red Cross for relief and recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Beginning on Action News Mornings then Good Morning America, and throughout ABC, Freeform, Radio Disney and social media, there's been a call to action to donate to the American Red Cross, with those dollars going to benefit those most impacted by this devastating storm.

To give, visit redcross.org/abc or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Disney's last "Day of Giving" in 2012 raised more than $18 million to aid local communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
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