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Carnival Corporation, Subsidiaries Donating $200K to Nepal Earthquake Relief

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Carnival Cruise Line | Patrick Clarke | May 06, 2015

Carnival Corporation, Subsidiaries Donating $200K to Nepal Earthquake Relief

Carnival Corporation & plc announced on Wednesday that it has teamed up with several of its subsidiaries to donate $200,000 to ongoing relief efforts in the wake of last month's devastating earthquake in Nepal.

The donation will assist global aid agencies and organizations including Mercy Corps, the Disaster Emergency Committee, and Save the Children as they work to provide support and rebuild around the capital city of Kathmandu and other affected areas.

"Nepal is home to a great number of employees in our industry, so we were not only incredibly saddened by the destruction of the earthquake, but we also felt a responsibility to provide any support that we could," said Carnival Corporation president and CEO Arnold Donald in a statement. "As we learn more about the damage and the needs in Nepal, we will explore more ways to support ongoing relief efforts in any way we can."

U.K.-based subsidiaries P&O Cruises and Cunard Line along with U.S. brands Carnival Cruise Line, Seabourn and Holland America Line are among the cruise lines contributing to the cause, which is also being organized by the Carnival Foundation.

The multinational cruise company also stated that it's in the process of providing aid and support to its employees who were directly impacted by the natural disaster.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on April 25, killing more than 7,000 people and injuring thousands more. The powerful earthquake also triggered a deadly avalanche on nearby Mount Everest. 

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