Disney donating $1 million toward Hurricane Michael relief efforts

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In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael in Florida, the Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million toward relief efforts.

The company will also match donations made by employees to eligible relief and recovery organizations helping in Florida.

RELATED: Mexico City, Florida officials combing town for people who rode out Hurricane Michael

Michael barreled into the Florida Panhandle last week as a Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds that practically flattened the town of Mexico Beach. The storm then raced through Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, killing at least 17 people as of Sunday.

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