Carnival Corp. and the Miami Heat pledge $1 million for Philippines relief

 

hsampson@MiamiHerald.com

Miami-based Carnival Corp. and the Miami Heat have pledged to give at least $1 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

In a statement, Carnival Corp. Chairman and Miami Heat owner Micky Arison said relief organizations are being evaluated. The global cruise company is also helping crew members from the Philippines with free phone and Internet service and other forms of aid.

Costa Cruises, an Italian brand under Carnival Corp., has also set up a $100,000 fund for employees. More assistance programs are being planned, a company spokesman said.

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