Disney Cruise Line members have assembled more than 1,500 Clean the World personal hygiene kits to assist Bahamian victims of Hurricane Dorian.
The Disney Dream delivered the kits to Nassau where they were distributed to shelters for hurricane evacuees from Abaco and Grand Bahama.
“Our Disney team cares deeply about the well-being of our friends and neighbours in The Bahamas,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line. “Our cast members were grateful for the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and come together to pack these much-needed kits and provide support beyond the financial donations. We hope these everyday essentials will make life a little more comfortable for those families living in shelters.”
More than 100 cast members gathered in the lobby of Disney Cruise Line’s office to build Clean the World hygiene kits filled with soap, shampoo, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes and socks.
The Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, committed $1m to non-profit relief agencies to help hurricane relief and recovery efforts in The Bahamas. The company has donated food, water, medical supplies, cleaning supplies, generators and construction materials, which the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy have delivered to points in Nassau and the Abacos, and others have helped deliver in Grand Bahama for those most affected by the hurricane.
In addition, Disney Cruise Line is supporting its Bahamian-based crew members who live in impacted areas. So far, Disney has provided an additional $500,000 in supplies for these communities and direct aid to employees.
Clean the World is a global health organisation committed to providing sustainable resources, programming and education focused on water, sanitation and hygiene to those impacted by natural disasters, poverty and homelessness.