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Walt Disney Company donates $1 million to fund for Orlando victims

Walt Disney Company donates $1 million to fund for Orlando victims

The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to help those affected by the weekend’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

The entertainment giant has long had several theme parks in the city including Walt Disney World and Epcot Center.

The shooting at Pulse nightclub left 49 people dead and 53 injured. The gunman was killed by police at the end of the standoff.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek said 74,000 company employees live in Orlando and the tragedy has struck home.

‘We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act,’ Chapek said in a statement.

‘… We mourn the loss of the victims and offer our condolences to their families, friends and loved ones.’

The company will also match donations from employees.

The money is being donated to the OneOrlando Fund which has been established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

The distribution of the funds will be handled by the Central Florida Foundation which is home to more than 400 charitable funds in the region.

The Fund will support nonprofits that are supporting the victims and families as well as the LGBTQ, Hispanic, faith and other affected communities.