Despite reports of some Florida hotels engaging in price-gouging as hurricane Charley swept through the area, many others are living up to their "hospitality" roots. Not only did the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla., manage to escape the wrath of Charley relatively unscathed, the 450-room hotel is helping others not quite as fortunate, according to an article on

It is donating 18 crates of bath products, and sheets and blankets to the National Guard in Punta Gorda, which was hardest hit by the storm. It also is housing emergency clean-up crews and volunteers.

Of course, The Walt Disney Co. and Walt Disney World Resort are reaching out, in their case with a $100,000 contribution to the American Red Cross and the Heart of Florida United Way. The company also going to do a food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank and is putting together work crews to help clean up. In addition, the company is being very generous to employees affected by the storm.

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