Museum Partners with USO and Tunnel to Towers to Deliver Masks to Frontline Responders

Six firefighter stand in front of a firetruck at a firehouse on Staten Island.   In the center of the firemen, an employee of the 9/11 Memorial Museum stands holding a box of masks that were delivered to the fire house.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum partnered with the USO of Metropolitan New York and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation earlier this month to deliver more than 1,000 masks to frontline responders across the city thanks to strong popular support of the Museum's "buy one, give one" reversible mask initiative.

The Museum collaborated with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation on a “buy one, give one” opportunity where essential workers will receive a mask, with a message of hope and strength, for every mask purchased from the 9/11 Memorial Museum Store.

A truck from the USO, the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, is parked outside an Amy facility on a sunny day  as masks were delivered to the frontline responders.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters who have already purchased the masks, staffers from the Tunnels to Towers foundation, the USO, the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military and their families, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum delivered the masks to frontline responders on Staten Island and in Brooklyn.

The locations where the masks were distributed included the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit Truck 5 on Staten Island, Staten Island University Hospital, the FDNY's Rescue 5, and the USO Welcome Center at Fort Hamilton where a few volunteers from the Museum's Visionary Network helped with distribution.

Five people, two women and three men from the USO and the 9/11 Memorial Museum,  smile for the camera as they wear 9/11 Memorial Museum masks as part of the effort to distribute masks to first responders.

During this global pandemic, masks have become a life-saving tool and an important symbol that reflects so many of the values we cherish at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. It shows concern for the most vulnerable in our community, unites us in solidarity with those on the front lines, and gives us hope that, if each of us does our part, we can protect each other from COVID-19.

There's still time to take part in the “buy one, give one” opportunity. Use the code "Social10" or this special webstore link to get a 10 percent discount while supporting frontline responders and the Museum during this trying time.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

A grey face mask has the words" New York Strong" emblazoned on it in white with a red underline.

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