Accession Number: C.2023.3.1
Dimensions: 40 in X 36 in
Dimensions (Metric): 101.6 cm X 91.44 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Mason Weed
Dark blue T-shirt with the World Trade Center Twin Towers logo on the left breast and "WORLD TRADE CENTER OUTREACH SERVICES" printed in white encircling the logo. On the back, printed text reads: "WTC OUTREACH" in white.
This shirt likely originates from a program organized by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that provided outreach to homeless individuals who congregated at the World Trade Center complex. Managed by the WTC Security Department, outreach services were facilitated by third-party agencies and subcontracted social workers. Among the parties contracted by the PANYNJ were Volunteers of America, a non-profit agency specializing in housing and healthcare services, and the Manhattan Bowery Management Corporation, an organization providing job-training programs and homeless referral services.