In response to the ongoing virus crisis and the increasing need for protective equipment, Disney Parks has donated a number of supplies to hospitals and medical professionals.
Disney Parks donated 150,000 rain ponchos to MedShare, a humanitarian aid organization, to distribute to hospitals in need. The idea first came about when nurses across the country discovered that rain ponchos can be used to protect their clothing and prolong the use of PPE (personal protective equipment), while also freeing up gowns when needed.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we’ve seen before,” said Charles Redding, MedShare CEO and president. “We have to find ways to pool our resources and work together to help the healthcare workers who are doing their very best to treat patients and contain COVID-19. We appreciate Disney partnering with us to support hospitals and healthcare workers on the frontlines.”
Disney also recently donated more than 100,000 N95 masks to New York, California, and Florida, and is looking at any other items that can possibly be donated, including cleaning supplies and comfort items.
This new effort follows the Disney Parks’ previous donations of more than 270 tons of food to local food banks from Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa.
It’s gestures like these that show that we are all in this ever-changing situation together, and by working together and giving back, we will make it through to the other side.