#childsafety | Mask-Wearing First Lady Melania Trump Visits D.C. Ministry

WASHINGTON, DC — First Lady Melania Trump delivered donations this week to a center for at-risk women in Washington, D.C. She tweeted a video Sunday showing the visit, which included special deliveries to The Mary Elizabeth House.

The video, in which she is wearing a face covering, came the day after her husband, President Donald Trump, made his first public appearance in a mask since the coronavirus pandemic began, during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

“It is important that, even in these challenging times, we find ways to help and connect with people and acknowledge the important work that is being done in countless communities across the United States,” Melania Trump said in a statement.

During her visit to The Mary Elizabeth House Thursday, Melania Trump delivered boxed lunches, Be Best tote bags and other items, according to a statement from the White House. A week before, she donated produce from the White House Kitchen Garden for the staff and residents at the facility, the statement said.

“Ministries like The Mary Elizabeth House are providing the support and valuable life skills that help to serve and lift up families and their communities to keep our children safe,” Melania Trump said.

A self-described mission, the Mary Elizabeth House provides counseling, housing, training, educational offerings and other services in the 200 block of 55th Street NE in the District. It offers wraparound services for pregnant or single mothers as well as young women who have aged out of the foster care system but require supports.

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