Disney Parks donates medical supplies to healthcare workers

Apr 3 2020, 2:03 pm

The happiest place on earth is doing their part to help out during this global pandemic, and donating more than 150,000 items to medical workers worldwide.

Published on the Disney Parks Blog, the team behind the world-renowned amusement parks announced that they have donated more than 150,000 rain ponchos, to act as protective wear, to MediShare.

The non-profit MediShare helps distribute medical supplies to hospitals in need all over the globe.

Disney Parks claims its rain ponchos are a great alternative to standard personal protective equipment.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we’ve seen before,” said Charles Redding, MedShare CEO and president in the blog. “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.”

In recent weeks, Disney has also donated more than 100,000 N95 Respirator Masks to the states of New York, Florida, and California. All the while, Disneyland Paris donated more than 100,000 pieces of protective medical equipment to local hospitals.

Disneyland, and Disney World Resorts, have also donated upwards of 250 tons of excess food to food banks since closing their parks near the beginning of March.