Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which is the parent company to Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, announced today a partnership with All Hands Volunteers. They’ve set a goal to raise $2.5 million for the Hope Starts Here hurricane relief program. The company is committing to match up to $1.25 million of donations from its guests, team members, suppliers, and partners in order to help the All Hands Volunteers non-profit organization, and Happy Hearts Fund to deliver relief for the Florida Keys and rebuild safe schools in the Caribbean islands.
“We are incredibly grateful for this support from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., and for our continued partnership with Happy Hearts Fund to provide their support and expertise,” said David Campbell, Chairman and Founder of All Hands Volunteers. “As the single largest donation in our organization’s history, this funding could not have come at a more crucial time as we work to rebuild communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands after the destruction brought by recent natural disasters, Hurricanes Irma and Maria. All Hands Volunteers will work together with the local communities to meet their long-term needs and rebuild hope.”“We are thrilled to receive this donation from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. and to work in partnership with All Hands Volunteers with their hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean islands and the Florida Keys,” said Petra Nemcova, Founder of Happy Hearts Fund. “This funding will allow us to together rebuild safe, resilient schools in areas most impacted by recent natural disasters to keep children safe, but also to ensure that these communities are not forgotten when the emergency response efforts are complete. Children often wait four or more years for schools to be rebuilt, and I hope that more companies will take the same thoughtful actions for long-term recovery.”