Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2022.16.1
Dimensions: 4 in X 4.25 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 10.795 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Richard Testa
Identification card issued to Richard Testa by the American Massage Therapy Association. The card includes the MERT logo as well as a photograph of Richard on the lower left side and his membership information including his name, expiration date, ID number, and Connecticut chapter affiliation. The card is laminated and attached to a clip and safety pin.
In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, Connecticut chapter coordinator of the Massage Emergency Response Team (MERT), Richard Testa, was deployed to the Red Cross Respite Center #1 at St. John’s University in lower Manhattan, where he served for over two months providing massages for recovery workers at Ground Zero.