Do you know of an unsung hero?

Celebrating herioc deeds.

Hi Funds Fans!  Here is a wonderful opportunity to recognize an unsung hero.  Check it out!!

The two-fold mission of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission: To recognize persons who perform acts of heroism in civilian life in the United States and Canada, and to provide financial assistance for those disabled and the dependents of those killed helping others.

“We live in a heroic age,” Andrew Carnegie wrote in the opening lines of the Commission’s founding Deed of Trust in 1904. “Not seldom are we thrilled by deeds of heroism where men or women are injured or lose their lives in attempting to preserve or rescue their fellows.”

Carnegie’s “hero fund,” administered by a 21-member commission in Pittsburgh, was charged with honoring whom he called the “heroes of civilization,” whose lifesaving actions put them in stark contrast to the “heroes of barbarism, (who) maimed or killed” their fellow man. That the mission of the Hero Fund as set forth by Carnegie is unchanged over more than a century, despite massive upheaval in the social and world order, is testament both to his foresight and to essentially unchanging human nature.

Each medal comes with a cash award of at least $5,000 and recognizes individuals who voluntarily risk their lives to save the life of another person. Those who die performing acts of heroism may be nominated posthumously and their next of kin may receive continuing support, death benefits, or scholarship assistance. Additional information is available on the commission’s Web site.

Individuals who perform acts of rescue in which no full measure of responsibility exists between the rescuer and the rescued may be nominated.

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