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Disney to donate $2 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced plans to donate $2 million to efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The U.S. death toll from the storm rose to 75 overnight Wednesday, and about 2.5 million remained without power in metropolitan New York, especially on Long Island, where state officials rushed 1,900 utility workers to assist the Long Island Power Authority, the L.A. Times reported.

Of the $2-million commitment from Disney, half will be donated to the American Red Cross for “immediate, critical assistance,” with the rest earmarked for organizations working on rebuilding efforts, according to the Burbank-based studio, which also has major operations in...