Norfolk, Virginia – Ningbo-Beilun, China 

Ningbo-Beilun, China, sprang into action to help their Sister City in Norfolk, Virginia as they watched their schools close and their communities struggle. Jennifer Priest, the executive director of the Norfolk Sister City Association, accepted an offer from Ningbo-Beilun for 2,000 masks (500 N95 masks and 1,500 medical surgical masks), as well as 500 protective gowns and 500 goggles.

It’s clear to see that this partnership exemplifies the true message of Sister Cities International in being kind to our human neighbors and creating bonds for peace and prosperity around the globe.