CENTRAL FLORIDA, June 28, 2004 — The American Red Cross of Central Florida is proud to announce that The Walt Disney Company is donating 720 Mickey Mouse plush toys to support the local chapter’s disaster relief efforts. The generous gesture is part of a nationwide donation to the American Red Cross of 150,000 Mickey Mouse plush toys by DisneyHand, worldwide outreach for The Walt Disney Company. This donation will bring comfort to the hundreds of children and families in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties who are helped by the American Red Cross of Central Florida each year.
About DisneyHand and The Walt Disney Company
DisneyHand is the worldwide outreach program for The Walt Disney Company, encompassing all charitable and philanthropic projects and programs. DisneyHand is dedicated to making the dreams of families and children a reality through public service initiatives, community outreach and volunteerism in the areas of learning, compassion, the arts and the environment. The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a diversified, international family entertainment and media enterprise which includes Walt Disney Parks For more information on Disney’s corporate public service efforts, please visit their Web site at www.disneyhand.com.
About the American Red Cross of Central Florida
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The American Red Cross of Central Florida provides programs and services in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The employees and volunteers of the American Red Cross of Central Florida provide assistance to an average of one family each day—this assistance can include emergency food, clothing, medicine, eyeglasses, mental health counseling, shelter, and recovery plans. Every day, the chapter serves as a vital communication link between members of the armed forces and their families in our community. Lifesaving classes such as First Aid, CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training, Water Safety, and HIV/AIDS are available throughout the service area on a regular basis. For more information on the American Red Cross of Central Florida please call (407) 894-4141 or visit http://centralflorida.redcross.org.