Who Volunteered?

In the wake of the September 11 attacks, New Yorkers from all walks of life felt compelled to overcome their sense of powerlessness by volunteering to help out in the recovery effort.

They brought in supplies, set up relief stations, and for ten months fed and cared for the recovery workers. Many deep and unexpected — even unlikely — relationships developed out of this.

Click on photos to view individual explanations of the circumstances that led these volunteers and recovery workers to Ground Zero and the bond that evolved keeping them connected.