Comcast, Universal Orlando donate $2M for Hurricane Ian relief

Money to help relief and recovery efforts in Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Comcast NBCUniversal along with the Universal Orlando Foundation announced it will donate $2 million to support relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Ian.

Comcast NBCUniversal, which is Universal Orlando’s parent company, said the donation includes $1 million in cash and in-kind contributions to the Florida Disaster Fund with the remainder distributed among the Comcast NBCUniversal Employee Assistance Fund, United Way, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Team Rubicon and the American Red Cross.

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“This announcement of financial and additional resources is the next step in our ongoing commitment to help revive and strengthen the region,” said Dalia Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation.

Through the Comcast NBCUniversal Employee Disaster Assistance Fund, the company is providing grants to team members in need as well as matching employee donations to eligible nonprofit disaster relief organizations through the Comcast NBCUniversal Matching Gift Program.

“The sheer level of destruction on the ground is heartbreaking, and we hope our donation will aid in accelerating the immediate relief and rebuilding efforts,” Scott said.

The Walt Disney Company is also helping with hurricane relief efforts.

“Our hearts go out to the those impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona. We are grateful for all first responders who are doing heroic work, and to our employees who helped keep our guests safe. In addition to providing impacted employees with assistance through out relief fun, we are providing support to the American Red Cross, Feeding America, Hear of Florida United Way, and others working on local relief efforts,” Disney said in a statement.

Click here to make a donation to the Florida Disaster Fund.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.