Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2018.45.1
Credit Line: Gift of Michael Sisto, American Red Cross volunteer, East Providence, Rhode Island
American Red Cross Disaster Relief uniform vest. The vest is a gray-and-white smock style with the Red Cross logo on the upper right breast. On the back of the vest is a large red cross with "American Red Cross | Disaster Relief." This vest is covered in handwritten signatures and messages.
Volunteers of every age, background, and ability flocked to Ground Zero, intent on supporting rescue and recovery operations. Some signed on with organizations such as the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, while others volunteered independently.