Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: CT.2023.26.1
Dimensions: 29.5 in X 36 in X .5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 74.93 cm X 91.44 cm X 1.27 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Ronaldo Vega
Red T-shirt with a white heart printed on the front with printed text that reads: "I support the FealGood Foundation." "Assisting 1st responders” is printed on the back with a graphic of the Statue of Liberty and an eagle.
Ron Vega, an architect employed by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) volunteered at Ground Zero. Several years later, Vega became involved with various grassroots lobbying efforts in support of federal legislation providing financial and medical resources to responders and volunteers who become sick because of their work at Ground Zero. Vega attended rallies in New York City and in Washington, DC, testified before a Congressional subcommittee in 2006, and became involved with the Feal Good Foundation’s advocacy campaigns to secure legislation with long-term funding for 9/11 responders.