THUMBS UP: Carroll residents gathered at Meltdown DIY Art Studio in Eldersburg on Tuesday to take part in a national Paint for Puerto Rico fundraiser. All proceeds support the Harimau Conservation, a Puerto Rican-based nonprofit that has partnered with ConnectRelief to open roads, restore communication on the island and help those in need after Hurricane Maria. "This is a way for us to help and give back," said Veronica Dietz, a Puerto Rican-American who lives in Westminster. According to Meltdown owner Lisa Feltz, the painting fundraiser was held simultaneously at 24 art studios around the country. All of the participants painted the same image of a famous San Juan, Puerto Rico, door. These weren't the typical customers who come to create art. Those who came out to help, like Dietz's mother, Rosalind Esteves, saw it as a calling. "I'm not an artist and I've never done anything like this before, but when I saw that 100 percent of the proceeds go to help restore the roads and communications, I couldn't resist," Esteves told us.