A painting of Doug Marshall, president and CEO of the Presbyterian Home for Children, has been featured in a worldwide art project honoring those who wear masks to help keep others safe during the global pandemic.
“I participated in the project because wearing masks with safe distancing is an important part of keeping the children, young adults and families who live at the Home safe,” Marshall shared.
The Mask Project showcases the artwork of Jessica D. Perez. The artist portrays the faces of individuals who wear a mask to keep others safe, from regular citizens to healthcare workers. The artwork is sold online with the proceeds going to COVID relief funds, including United Way, according to The Mask Project web site.
“We are both honored and humbled at the Presbyterian Home for Children to be selected to participate in The Mask Project to raise awareness and funds to help save lives,” Marshall said.
“The Mask Project is about showing gratitude to those who wear masks in response to the pandemic,” Perez said on her Facebook page. “As the artist behind the project as a whole, my intention is to show support to those that are willing to wear the mask for its purpose for limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”
Presbyterian Home for Children is one of few organizations in the state caring for Alabama’s homeless boys and girls, along with their female caregivers in its Secure Dwellings Program. PHFC also serves teenage girls who have been subject to extreme trauma and neglect, homeless young female adults and families in crisis through in-home intensive services.