Walt Disney World donates $75,000 to the McCormick Research Institute, a local non-profit providing life-changing equine-therapy to veterans and individuals with special needs. Walt Disney World continues to invest each year into unique and creative projects in Central Florida to provide lasting and impactful change for communities and individuals.
Disney donates to the McCormick Research Institute which allows the charity to provide support for their Heavenly Hooves and Horses & Heroes programs in Osceola County. These programmes empower local residents through equine therapy which instils emotional and physical stability for many people. The grant will support the non-profit to continue its ongoing research to improve social functioning, self-regulating behaviours, and language and motor skills for veterans and children with cognitive disabilities.
To celebrate the impact of this exceptional organization, Walt Disney World Resort joined veterans and families at the ranch to meet the team that makes it all possible. Walt Disney World’s active-duty military and veteran employee group—SALUTE—even had to chance to watch McCormick Research Institute’s Veteran Drill Team cadence riding routine and share experiences as current and former service members.
Watch the video below to learn more about McCormick Research Institute’s impact in Osceola County and join us in the special moment they were #GrantedByDisney.
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