Carnival Corporation Donates $2 Million to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Hurricane Sandy
Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines

To aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Carnival Corporation & plc announced today that they are donating $2-million in relief funds. The funds are earmarked to go to four different organizations providing relief, rebuilding and support to the families and areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October.

The Robin Hood Relief Fund will receive $1-million, Habitat for Humanity will receive $500,00, Save the Children and Mayors Fund to Advance New York City will both receive $250,000.

“Super Storm Sandy was one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history and on behalf of the 90,000 global employees of Carnival Corporation & plc we are pleased to provide this financial support to those who were affected by the storm,” said Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc. “We also have a special relationship with the region, with several ships either homeported or visiting the area as a port of call, as well as  hundreds of thousands of  residents who sail on the fleets of our various cruise brands.”

According to Bloomberg, damage to the Northeast from Hurricane Sandy could reach $2.5-billion.

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