Disney Emergency Amateur Radio Services (D.E.A.R.S.) provides demonstration of amateur (ham) radio operations, including the use of handheld radios, stationary/installed radios, radio connection to the internet, etc.
The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
One such purpose is the promotion of interest in Amateur Radio communication and experimentation;
the establishment of Amateur Radio networks to provide electronic communications in the event of disasters or other emergencies;
the furtherance of the public welfare; the advancement of the radio art;
the fostering and promotion of noncommercial intercommunication by electronic means throughout the world;
the fostering of education in the field of electronic communication;
the promotion and conduct of research and development to further the development of electronic communication;
the dissemination of technical, educational and scientific information relating to electronic communication; and
the printing and publishing of documents, books, magazines, newspapers and pamphlets necessary or incidental to any of the above purposes.