Orlando City’s Sunday morning mayhem, June 12, 2016, that killed more than 50 people has found a new shoulder of support, amidst the worldwide outpouring of love, sympathy, and support.
According to Movie Pilot, the entertainment giant, Walt Disney Studios has announced a monetary contribution of $1 million to support the OneOrlando Fund on early Wednesday morning, June 15, 2016, 1.40 a.m. EDT. The fund was set-up by Orlando’s mayor, Buddy Dyer, soon after the mass shooting to facilitate people who wish to extend a helping hand to the victims and their families in these trying times.
As reported by Fox35, the announcement closely followed Walt Disney’s acknowledgment of the loss of one of its 74,000 employees working in Orlando, in the mass shooting. 31-year-old Jerald Arthur Wright, one of the cast members was inside the nightclub when the deadly massacre took place.
According to Walt Disney Studios, the monetary compensation is just one aspect of the solidarity shown by the company in this hour of need. They also stated their intent is to provide support to aid the local enforcement officials in whatever way possible. Furthermore, they will motivate the Walt Disney employees to donate blood generously to the victims by utilizing the five blood donation centers set-up by the company within its parks.
Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited Cathy Milne
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