NYC Builds Awareness of Zadroga Act Programs
As the October 3 deadline for most people to register for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund nears, New York City is undertaking numerous efforts to build awareness of the programs established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Mayor Bloomberg sent an e-mail to all City employees reminding them of the VCF deadline. New York City Housing Authority residents, WTC Health Registry enrollees, taxi passengers and 311 callers are receiving similar reminders. The Department of Education sent principals of public schools information to share with parents of 9/11 affected children. In most cases, these communications also included information about the WTC Health Program and were supported by website postings and social media.
In July, Mayor Bloomberg sent a letter (PDF) about the VCF and the WTC Health Program to leaders around the nation who sent responders to help New York City after the 2001 terrorist attacks.