Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the medical and mental health professionals of Operation Hoosier Relief.



Welch




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Introduced

Second Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2006)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the medical and mental health professionals of Operation Hoosier Relief.

    Whereas, Some of the most important members of relief teams are the dedicated medical and mental health professionals;

    Whereas, These tireless professionals offer spiritual and physical help to the injured and those administering to them;

    Whereas, People devastated by Hurricane Katrina needed medicine for their wounds and salve for their psyche;

    Whereas, Devastation such as that caused by Hurricane Katrina affects every aspect of life;

    Whereas, The dedicated medical professionals of Operation Hoosier Relief spent countless hours treating injuries ranging from minor wounds to serious infections and administering life saving prescription medications to those suffering from serious illnesses, like heart disease and diabetes;

    Whereas, Deeper than the physical destruction of Hurricane Katrina, however, is the human toll;

    Whereas, Mental health professionals were called upon to offer support and advice to people who had lost everything and to rescue workers who were forced to deal with death and loss;



    Whereas, Rescue workers and public safety officials are often confronted with unfamiliar emotions;

    Whereas, Without the help of these dedicated medical and mental health professionals, the rescue effort would have been far less successful; and

    Whereas, Throughout history there have been tales of the dedication and bravery of medical and mental health professionals in times of great distress, and the members of Operation Hoosier Relief have added their own stories to this history: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the members of the Indiana General Assembly recognize the dedicated medical and mental health professionals of Operation Hoosier Relief and commend them on their dedication to duty and compassion for their fellow man.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the medical and mental health professionals of Operation Hoosier Relief.