Friday, August 26, 2016

Micky & Madeleine Arison Family Foundation Gives $250,000 Donation for Louisiana Flood Relief

As you may recall, we reported earlier this week that Carnival Cruise Line & Carnival Corp have donated $250,000 to aid organizations assisting victims of the Louisiana floods. Adding to that humanitarian effort, Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine have matched the $250,000 donation through the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation, which raises the total contribution from Carnival Cruise-related organizations to half-a-million dollars. Recipient aid organizations of the $500,000 total gift include the American Red Cross, Louisiana Association of United Ways, and Save the Children.

“Recognizing the tremendous magnitude of this disaster and the Carnival organization’s long-standing partnership with the state of Louisiana, Madeleine and I felt strongly in our desire to provide additional support to organizations aiding in the flood relief efforts,” said Micky Arison.

In addition to the total $500,000 donation, Carnival Cruise Line is encouraging guests sailing on its two New Orleans-based cruise ships, Carnival Triumph and Carnival Dream, to donate when they check in for their cruise. Carnival employees are also being encouraged to donate.

On a personal note, I know Micky Arison and he’s a truly nice, unassuming, and generous person. He, his wife Madeleine, and his Family Foundation, along with Carnival Cruise Line and Carnival Corp, do a lot of good works—many that we never hear about. This donation, made from their hearts and announced in order to draw attention to the need in Louisiana, brings to mind another family foundation from which we haven’t heard a peep. Inquiring minds wonder, where are the Clintons? Like I said, I know Micky personally and, Hillary Clinton, you are no Micky Arison.

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