Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (LEND) Received Cornerstone Award for Homeless Health Initiative

December 22, 2008

Karen Hudson receiving award from the Red Cross reps.

The American Red Cross recently honored its many volunteers at its Annual Awards Banquet. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Homeless Health Initiative received special recognition with the Cornerstone Award, an award given to a very special partner organization. Colleagues at the Red Cross House nominated CHOP HHI for this award.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has a unique role in serving as the safety net for the American people in their hour of greatest need.  Although the American Red Cross is not a government agency, its authority to provide disaster relief was formalized in 1905, when Congress chartered the Red Cross to "carry on a system of national and international relief in time of peace and apply that system in mitigating the sufferings caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods, and other great national calamities, and to devise and carry on measures for preventing those calamities." 

As a partner of a network of 186 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter was founded in 1916 as a chartered unit of the American National Red Cross and serves the 3.5 million people of Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Bucks counties.

About the The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Homeless Health Initiative

The Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) is a volunteer outreach program coordinated by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Community Education Department. Volunteers of the HHI provide medical and dental services to children in area shelters and assist families in accessing important health care services including health insurance, primary care and specialty care.

Learn more here.