Carnival Cruise Line is donating huge fund to help those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.
Carnival is coming together and donating huge amounts of funds to help in the relief effort of Tropical Storm Harvey. Carnival Cruise Line and Carnival Corporation is donation $1 Million and another $1 Million is being matched by Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine’s Family Foundation.
In Texas, they need as much help and funds as possible due to the disruption Tropical Storm Harvey has caused including major flooding, heavy rainfall, and damage beyond belief. Carnival Cruise Line has been the biggest impacted from the major storm which hit Texas on Friday night as a Hurricane. The cruise line has been changing itineraries for three cruise ships which are based out of Galveston, Texas.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“Our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, and all of us throughout the Carnival Corporation family feel a responsibility to do our part in supporting relief and rebuilding efforts in a region that we call home and where so many of our guests and business partners live and work.”
“We are very committed to the Gulf Coast as a vibrant and special part of the North American cruise industry, and our commitment will remain as strong as ever during the region’s recovery process. We know this storm is still active, so we will continue to hold positive thoughts for everyone in the region while exploring ways to support affected communities as they recover and rebuild.”
Carnival Corporation’s support will help relief and recovery organizations provide families with access to food, shelter, water, hygiene products, general necessities, medicines and healthcare supplies as they begin the relief and recovery process after initial life-saving and well-being needs are met.
Tropical Storm Harvey is now back on land after a brief time back out at sea. The storm is still major and now moving towards southwestern and central Louisiana. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 MPH and is very dangerous.