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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.
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.
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