Chelsea Hu delivering face masks to senior homes.
Vienna youth Chelsea Hu, Basis Independent McLean student and founder/executive director of Teen Mobile Arts, a non-profit which brings together talented teen artists into a mobile ensemble of painters, exhibited in shops, restaurants, and businesses throughout Virginia and raising visibility for young artists while bringing new and larger patronage to these “partnering” businesses, has led her team of local young artists to fundraise for face masks at home and abroad. By auctioning their paintings, the young artists of Teen Mobile Arts have purchased 5,000 surgical face masks to date for senior homes in Metro D.C. The teens wrote: "Dear Seniors, We are thinking of you! Please take care, stay safe, and be strong!"
Back in February, Teen Mobile Arts also joined forces with other organizations to donate cases of masks to nine hospitals in Wuhan, China, when the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) was at its peak in Asia.