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November 19, 2012

Disney and USO Entertain Service Members Relocated for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Over the past few weeks, we've shared various ways The Walt Disney Company has supported Hurricane Sandy relief efforts – including a $2 million cash donation and Disney ABC/Television Group's "Day of Giving," an effort through which viewers and ABC talent helped raise more than $18 million.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we extended a special thank you to service members who were temporarily relocated to two armories in New York City to aid in storm-affected areas. Disney Theatrical Group worked with the USO to bring in more than 500 of these men and women for a night of entertainment at one of our Broadway shows – Mary Poppins, Newsies and The Lion King – during their assignment.

Disney has an ongoing relationship with the USO, a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services and entertainment to United States military personnel and their families, including providing year-round support with donations and support from Disney VoluntEARS.

Thank you to all of the American heroes dedicating their time to hurricane relief efforts.

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