COVID-19 resolution

WHEREAS, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, under the terms of its foundation, is empowered and expected to exercise the intentions of the founder in recognizing the exhibition of selfless heroism where and by whom it is to be found; and

WHEREAS, as an example of such selfless action which should be considered was given by the founder, in the Commission’s deed of Trust, that “no action (is) more heroic than that of doctors and nurses volunteering their services in the case of epidemics”; it is hereby

RESOLVED, that the Hero Fund commit to and explore appropriate actions to recognize and honor those who have willingly placed themselves in harm’s way to care for those afflicted by the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, which has affected global populations at the present time, and for which there is presently no cure; and that a monetary donation and/or permanent monument to the many selfless individuals who have exhibited heroic action during this global pandemic be considered, as appropriate recognition, lasting memorial, and clear pronouncement as to the extreme heroism displayed in behalf of mankind.