My name is Matthew DeSanto and I am a
retired PA employee.
In 2001, I was a Lincoln Tunnel Tour
Manager. In the days and weeks following September 11, many people
stopped by to give support and supplies to us.
Because they were unable to get to Ground
Zero, they stopped at the first Port Authority facility they found to
give us gloves, rain gear, tools, snacks, bottled water and anything
else that they thought that we needed.
A Pepsi Cola tractor trailer came from
North Carolina loaded with two-liter bottles of drinking water.
Unfortunately, the bottles were unlabeled and due to the paranoia at the
time, I felt bad but had to tell the driver that people would not drink
anything that was unlabeled.
In any event Poland Spring Water gave us
hundreds of cases of bottled water a few days later. It really felt good
to know how many people came to help during the Port Authority's darkest