Disney Parks donated 150,000 rain ponchos usually worn by theme park guests to hospitals that are in need of additional protective garments.
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.
Disney Parks also recently donated more than 100,000 N95 masks to the states of New York, California, and Florida.
“Since taking the unprecedented steps of closing our theme parks and stores and suspending our cruises, we have continued to focus on ways we can make a difference during this time,” Disney Parks stated on its blog.
Disney donated the ponchos to MedShare, a humanitarian aid organization, for distribution to hospitals in need.
“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.”