Alen Air Purifiers and Greater Boston Latino Network Join Forces

Coronavirus, Health Disparities

Alen Air Purifiers and Greater Boston Latino Network Provide Free Masks To Youth in COVID-19 Hotspots

The Greater Boston Latino Network (GBLN), a collective of community-based organizations, applauds Alen, the leader in creating pure indoor air, for their generous contribution of 1,000 FDA-compliant masks protecting youth in COVID-19 hotspots such as East Boston. This gift is a godsend, particularly on the heels of alarming reports nationally that “children in minority communities are much more likely to become infected and severely ill.” The masks will be distributed as part of GBLN’s “Masks Are Cool / Mascaras Son Genial” campaign, an initiative involving the free distribution of masks and resources to help families struggling the COVID-19, particularly youth ages 21-39. This campaign is powered with support from the Boston Resiliency Fund of the City of Boston.

“Support for youth is now more critical than ever due to COVID-19, and this initiative with Alen creates a local and national model for direct support to help stabilize and ensure the wellbeing of youth, particularly in low-income communities of color. We applaud Alen for its visionary leadership in supporting children, families, and communities,” said Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, GBLN’s Co-Chair. 

“At Alen, we make HEPA air purifiers because we are committed to the greater goal of ensuring healthy air quality and safe breathing environments. Our team is proud to partner with Greater Boston Latino Network to provide masks that will help protect local youth in Boston,” said Alen CEO, Andy Graham. 

About Alen.

Alen is an Austin-based innovator of top-rated True HEPA air purifiers. Driven by the belief that wellness begins with pure air, Alen’s mission is to help people everywhere to breathe worry-free in all of life’s shared indoor spaces. For more information, visit

About the Greater Boston Latino Network.

The Greater Boston Latino Network increases the visibility, impact and voice of the Latinx community.

Greater Boston Latino Network members:

Samuel Acevedo, Higher Education Resource Center (HERC)

Marisol Amaya, La Alianza Hispana

Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)

Karen Chacón, Latino STEM Alliance (co-chair)

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Lawyers for Civil Rights (co-chair)

Lorena Lopera, Latinos for Education 

Celina Miranda, Hyde Square Task Force

Alexandra Oliver-Davila, Sociedad Latina 

Frank Ramirez, East Boston Ecumenical Community Center