Disney Parks have temporarily closed their doors, but that doesn't mean the magic has stopped. To help share the love, they have made a grand gesture to those in need. Disneyland helped donate 100,000 N95 masks to medical workers fighting COVID-19.
The parks released an official statement today, listing the ways they are helping out those in need.
The N95 masks have been sent out with 150,000 rain ponchos to hospitals in need across California, New York, and Florida.
According to Disney Parks, their response came shortly after hospitals requested additional protective gear for their employees.
Disney's ponchos were given to MedShare, a humanitarian aid organization that distributes garments to those in need. The Orange County Register reports that nurses across America have been using ponchos to protect their uniforms.
Charles Redding, MedShare's CEO and President shared his gratitude for Disney Park's donation, noting the importance of pooling resources to help healthcare workers on the front lines during COVID-19.
However, this isn't the only benevolent gesture to come from the Happiest Place on Earth.
Last month, Disneyland also donated more than 270 tons of food to local food banks across Orange County. Donations also flooded in from parks all around the world, including Disneyland Paris and the Walt Disney World Resort.
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Disney said they have a history of assisting hospitals and communities in a time of need. Walt himself used to take Disneyland characters and Imagineers on community outreach visits.
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“Since March, Disney Parks have provided nearly $3M in in-kind donations benefitting communities around the globe.”
“These are some of the ways Disney brings positive, lasting change to communities around the world.”
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The Orange County Register reports Disney has temporarily closed all of its global theme parks in response to COVID-19.