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Walt Disney World VoluntEARS Help Raise $16.8 Million for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

posted on November 9th, 2012 by Wilma Colón, Media Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort


When the first call went out for Disney VoluntEARS to help raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, I checked my watch. It was 3 p.m. and the first shift started in just three hours. “There is no way,” I thought.

Walt Disney World VoluntEARS Help Raise $16.8 Million for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

But more than 75 Walt Disney World VoluntEARS quickly showed their character, shifting their evening plans to support a good cause. For six hours, they answered phones at the Disney Reservation Center in Orlando to support ABC’s national “Day of Giving,” which raised more than $16.8 million for the American Red Cross.

Walt Disney World VoluntEARS Help Raise $16.8 Million for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Among the stories the VoluntEARS will never forget are that of a 100-year-old man who donated $100 in honor of his age and 10-year-old Keyla, who did not think twice before donating her weekly allowance.

“Can you send me an envelope so I can send you my $10?” Keyla asked the Disney VoluntEAR, who was touched by the sense of compassion in her voice.

The envelope is on its way, Keyla.

Thank you to all who supported “Day of Giving” and thank you, Disney VoluntEARS!

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Danielle from FL on November 9th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I heard about this and thought “so cool!” I am pleased to hear it was a successful evening. Disney rocks!!!!

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Michelle on November 9th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

The story of the little girl donating her allowance so sweet!

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