American Red Cross Overseas
Association International
Humanity Service Award

In 1954, the American Overseas Association, now the American Red Cross Overseas Association, inaugurated the plan of giving an International Humanity Award to an individual or group judged on having made the greatest service contribution to our fellow man. This nomination is made by a member or Group from ARCOA.The following criteria for selection have been approved by the Board of Directors: "The International Humanity Award is given to honor human kindness, benevolence, and self-sacrifice, rather than service to the political, scientific, or educational fields, although these fields may be of secondary importance. This service, however, for which the award is recommended must be over and above the call of duty. In other words, if the Nominee's job or profession is relative to the service for which he or she is honored, the recommendation must be made for the service given over and above that required in the work for which the individual is paid. Nominations may be made of any person or group in the world, and particular consideration will be given service associated with Red Cross and to candidates not already singled out for honors. The Nominee may be a member of Red Cross. Nominations may be made by a member of ARCOA in good standing, or by any chartered and active ARCOA Group. Also, more than one nomination may be submitted by such a member or Group."