Carnival Corporation & plc and the Miami HEAT announced that its pledge to support relief efforts in communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will exceed $1.5 million, more than a $500,000 increase from its original pledge.
It was also announced that the donation, coming from Carnival Corporation & plc, its 10 cruise brands, the Carnival Foundation and the Miami HEAT, as well as a donation from the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation, will go to the following charities and support organizations:
· UNICEF - $500,000
· Save the Children - $300,000 (includes $50,000 donation from P&O Cruises Australia)
· Direct Relief - $250,000
· International Red Cross - $150,000 (includes donations from P&O Cruises UK, Princess Cruises and Cunard)
· International Medical Corps - $50,000 (donation from Princess Cruises)
Carnival Corporation’s individual brands are also providing nearly $350,000 in funds – including $100,000 grants each from Carnival Cruise Lines and the Costa Group -- to support Filipino employees and families impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, and its employees will continue to support the ongoing relief efforts through local fundraising and other initiatives.
For more information, visit www.carnivalcorp.com.