Burbank, California – The Walt Disney Company announced that it will donate half-a-million dollars to Save the Children and The American Red Cross to support humanitarian aid and rebuilding efforts related to the recent tragedy in the Philippines. In addition, eligible donations from employees to organisations involved in disaster relief will be matched, dollar for dollar up to set limits, by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: a programme of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.

“Our hearts go out to the millions of people in the Philippines affected by this tragedy,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “We hope this donation and our employee matching gift contributions will help families begin to rebuild their lives in the wake of this devastation.”