Carnival Cruise Line donates $250,000 to flood relief

Carnival Cruise Line donates $250,000 to flood relief

Carnival Cruise Line, and its parent company Carnival Corporation, is to donate $250,000 to charities supporting the victims of the Louisiana floods.

The cruise line itself is donating $125,000, which is being matched by Carnival Corporation’s charity arm, the Carnival Foundation.

Recipients include the American Red Cross, Louisiana Association of United Ways and Save the Children. The company is also giving guests on board cruises from New Orleans the option to donate to the fund.

“Having homeported Carnival ships in Louisiana for more than two decades, we very much consider ourselves a part of the community and, therefore, it is extremely important to us to provide aid to support the tens of thousands of Louisiana residents who have been affected by these devastating floods,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

The American Red Cross is sheltering thousands of residents displaced by the flooding in southern Louisiana and delivering food, relief supplies and support to flood victims. Save the Children has deployed an emergency response team to Louisiana to meet the needs of flood affected children and families.

Carnival is Louisiana’s most popular cruise line and has operated from the Port of New Orleans since 1994. It is the only line operating two year-round ships, Carnival Triumph and Carnival Dream, carrying 450,000 guests from the port every year.

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