ChildFund International was among 27 organizations recognized for its Ebola response efforts at the 2015 Clinton Global Citizen Awards in New York City on Sunday.
In 2014, Henrico County-based ChildFund partnered with AirLink, a rapid-response relief organization that links airlines with nonprofits, to deliver three planes with medical supplies. ChildFund also opened interim care centers, places where children could stay during the 21-day quarantine if they had been exposed to Ebola.
Established in 2007, the awards reflect President Bill Clinton’s call to action by honoring outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership.
ChildFund works with families and communities to support vulnerable children at each stage of development, promoting their well-being, knowledge and skills so they can participate in society to their fullest potentials.