The Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have pledged $2 Million for Hurricane Relief efforts in the Bahamas.
$2 Million Committed to Help the Bahamas
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian devastating the Bahama island of Abaco and Grand Bahama cruise companies are pulling their sleeves up and pledging help. The Carnival Corporation as a whole and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation are pledging $2 million in helping the Bahamas to recover after Hurricane Dorian. This follows a previous announcement yesterday of Carnival Cruise Line and its parent company committed to helping rebuild the Bahamas, you can read more of that right here.
The cruise company and the Arison foundation are both committing funds of $1 million each and for Carnival that includes its nine brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).
Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, said:
“We are fully committed to supporting the critical relief and recovery efforts already underway for The Bahamas, and we are working closely with officials and affected communities to identify the needs for support and assistance.”
“Our company has always been closely tied to The Bahamas with a rich history spanning many years, so it’s heart-breaking to see the impact of Hurricane Dorian, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of The Bahamas. We have long admired the unyielding spirit of the Bahamian people and have no doubt they will overcome, rebuild and recover, and we look forward to supporting their efforts.”
Carnival has also announced a partnership with Tropical Shipping and The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to deliver much-needed aid the Hurricane hot areas of the Bahamas. The Company is also working with agencies such as Direct Relief in making sure urgent deliveries get through such as food and medical supplies.
This follows a pledge to support the Bahamas from Royal Caribbean with a $1 million fund and also over a million from Disney Cruise Line.