NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has called on the Bloomberg administration to find ways to streamline the process of applying for compensation for those who volunteered in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Quinn said the city must ensure the volunteers sickened from their time working downtown in the aftermath of the attacks get the care and support they deserve.
“We don’t want to just say ‘thank you’ with two words. We want to show our gratitude. We can do that by cutting through the red tape and helping these folks get the funds that they are owed by the federal government,” Quinn said.