OUR STORY AND MISSION:
Information – Support – Health Program Enrollment Assistance
On September 11th, 2001, the world watched as the twin towers collapsed and disintegrated into a fine dust. As the days wore on and the fires burned unabated, New York City residents began to realize that they, and the many wonderful responders and volunteers who had come to their aid, had been exposed to an unprecedented mix of airborne asbestos, fiberglass, lead and other toxic chemicals.
9/11 Environmental Action formed in the months immediately following September 11th to call attention to the environmental health risks of the disaster and to advocate for a proper clean-up. We have worked to protect the health of the downtown community ever since. Key to our mission is to ensure that those who were affected physically or emotionally by the WTC disaster get the health care they need and deserve.
Our goal is to raise awareness of 9/11 health issues and options for treatment among community residents and those who worked, went to school or happened to be present in the area of the World Trade Center on September 11th. We are also here to provide enrollment assistance for the Survivor, Responder and National Programs. Please contact us if you need our assistance.