Since Disney closed Disney World, the Disney Cruise Line, and basically all their properties, the company has continued to look for ways to support others during the Coronavirus outbreak after donating food to local food banks.
Creative Ways To Help
These days hospitals and medical professionals need protective garments. Disney Parks has donated 150,000 rain ponchos to MedShare, an organization that will help distribute them to hospitals.
The idea of using rain ponchos came from nurses who discovered that they are a great way to protect their clothing and free up supplies.
“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 has also donated more than 100,000 N95 masks to the states of New York, California, and Florida.
It is also looking for other items it can donate that will help others now, including cleaning supplies and comfort items. So far, Disney Parks donated almost $3M in in-kind donations to communities all around the world.
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