Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2018.58.2
Dimensions: 3 ⅞ in X 2 ⅝ in
Dimensions (Metric): 7.62 cm X 5.08 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Rabbi Stephen Roberts, BCC
Ground Zero access identification card issued to Stephen Roberts. The card includes a photograph, an American flag, and printed text: "WTC 2001 | American Red Cross | STEPHEN ROBERTS | Nat Spiritual Care." The various colored letters at the bottom refer to access to areas within Ground Zero, Pier 92 or Pier 94 complexes.
In September 2001, Rabbi Stephen Roberts was a senior spiritual care officer for the American Red Cross. Rabbi Roberts performed a management role following the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, recruiting and overseeing a large team of chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual care at New York City’s Family Assistance Center established in the wake of the attacks.