Disney, ABC7 'Day of Giving' raises millions to support Hurricane Harvey victims

Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas and threatens Louisiana. The slow-moving storm left behind flattened communities and historic flooding, and it continues to dump rain on the area as rescuers are still working to pull hundreds from rising floodwaters.

As part of the Disney-ABC Television Group's "Day of Giving," ABC7 and the Red Cross teamed up Thursday to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

ABC7 hosted a phone bank and raised nearly $70,000 for the relief efforts. The Disney-ABC7 Television Group's

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Together, we are powerful. Together, we can help those in need. Please join ABC7 and the Disney-ABC Television Group's "Day of Giving" Thursday to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Details at abc7news.com/harveyhelp.

"Our hearts go out to everyone in the devastating path of this historic storm," said Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. "It's hard to fully appreciate the impact, in part because it isn't over yet. But we know thousands of people have lost everything and now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together, and we're using our unique resources and reach to help those in need."

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Disney and its local Houston station ABC13 are committing $1 million to the Red Cross for relief and recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Disney's last "Day of Giving" in 2012 raised more than $18 million to aid local communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

We'd like to thank everyone in the Bay Area and beyond for their generous donations to this worthy cause.

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