Updated: Oct 16, 2020
The US Covid Memorial
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The National Covid-19 Memorial Was Launched To Collect The Eulogies Of All The Victims Of The Virus
And gather firsthand accounts from Survivors, First Responders, Healthcare Workers and All Americans.
[St. Louis, MO October 15th, 2020] The US Covid Memorial recently launched a National Platform to collect the names, biographies, and photos of all the Covid-19 Victims. It is also a place where Survivors, First Responders, Healthcare Workers, and every American can share their experiences.
The Memorial has set up an easy way for families to share stories of their loved ones. For those missing, media outlets and community organizations have large, usually local, collections and will be contacted to import existing eulogies. Public records and obituaries need to be searched; family or friends must be contacted. Many sources must be traced.
Todd and Penny Hulbert, the founders, started working on the Memorial in July. Mr. Hulbert said: “Every day, the number of victims go up. They were just statistics; however, these are real people and grieving families. They had limited ways to share or memorialize their life or put a name and face to that statistic. There are several localized media and community organizations collecting stories, but no sincere attempt to consolidate them into one place until now.
“The Virtual Memorial is the starting point; to gather, catalogue, and share the narratives, tragedies, and experiences. The end goal is A Physical Memorial that includes narratives from The Virtual Memorial.
“There is so much work to do but most importantly we need to get the word out. The need to hire staff, upgrade the website, do national media campaigns, track down the victim’s families, develop a network with media and organizations, search obituaries, and form a non-profit are just a few of the tasks at hand. This is being funded by a grassroots movement and we need immediate financial support from the public to continue our work.”
The importance of doing this now cannot be underestimated. The Institute for Health Metrics at the University of Washington projects 410,000 deaths by years end. The longer we wait, the harder the job will be.
Post your story or make a donation at: https://www.uscovidmemorial.com
If you have a database, story, or need more information about The Memorial, contact Todd Hulbert at (618) 801-1200 or email Todd@uscovidmemorial.com