'World News' viewers give teen's mask effort a big boost

Valerie Xu, in a message to anchor David Muir, said she'd received a boost in donations for Masks Matter, which seeks to protect people from COVID-19 and prejudice.
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Finally tonight here, so many have asked, what can I do to help in this pandemic? Turns out many of you found a way after someone you met right here, our person of the week. You'll remember we first met 15-year-old high school freshman Valerie she from Madison, Texas right here, raising money more masks at workers at UT medical center. At the time telling us she wanted to protect people from coronavirus and prejudice. There's been a lot of stigma against Asian Americans recently who are often targeted and I just wanted to show Asian Americans are willing to help, because we need to fight this virus. Reporter: Now we learned after our story aired, so many of you helped valley. Donations for her group masks matter skyrocketed and tonight -- Hi, David. Reporter: Valerie are the boxes of new masks right behind her about to be covered. Since the initial coverage of our campaign on your show, we have been able to receive a lot of new donations and contributions from your viewers. So thank you for featuring us on your show and allowing us to show our advocacy to the world and expanding our campaign. Reporter: We reported here on the hard-hit navajo nation where so many families have seen several family members lost to the virus. Tonight we learned another group, mask match has delivered more than 64,000 masks to the community there. Hi, David. This is Liz from mask match. The navajo nation is one of the hardest hit areas of the Reporter: This is the ems team serving navajo nation. You can send them a mask. 600,000 masks and counting tonight, while back in Texas, Valerie and her mission, now up to 22,600 masks with your help. Expanding from the hospitals to homeless shelters. Allowing us to serve more underprivileged communities like homeless shelters. Thank you. Thank you, Valeri My brother David has special needs and he is very special to me. Seeing him overcome so many challenges

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