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Disney Parks Donates N95 Masks and Rain Ponchos to Hospitals and Medical Professionals

Hi everyone!

With the Disney parks, resorts, Disney Cruise Line and more closed right now due to the COVD-19 crisis, Disney has stepped up to donate items to medical professionals and hospitals. That includes 150,000 rain ponchos to MedShare, a humanitarian aid organization, for distribution to hospitals in need. Disney says of this, that “The idea was inspired by nurses across the country who inventively found that rain ponchos can be an excellent way to protect their clothing and prolong the use of PPE, 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.”

Even more importantly, Disney Parks recently donated more than 100,000 N95 masks to the states of New York, California and Florida.

Previously, Disney had announced that they donated more than 270 tons of food to local food banks, and also provided nearly $3 million in in-kind donations benefitting communities around the globe. It is nice to see Disney continuing to give back during this challenging time.

Read the full article from Disney on the Disney Parks Blog.