In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, Adjusters International set to work at Ground Zero, leading the recovery efforts for the New York & New Jersey Port Authority, owners of the 16-acre World Trade Center site.
This disaster was unlike any other in the United States, each day presenting multiple issues that the paradigms for disaster recovery at both the state and federal level had not anticipated.
Our assistance involved coordination of all facets of the FEMA grant management process, and drew upon our company´s very thorough understanding of the complex nature of the FEMA grant process. Adjusters International strategized with Port Authority management to construct a successful recovery plan totaling more than $500 million in funding for the owners.
For their contributions to the recovery and rebuilding at Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, Adjusters International's President & CEO, Ronald Cuccaro and Vice President John Marini received the James G. Hellmuth Unit Citation "for invaluable contribution to the World Trade Center Loss Recovery Team" from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, owners of the World Trade Center. In the history of the award, they are the only people from outside the Port Authority who were ever bestowed this honor.
Additionally, AI personnel responded to New York State´s request for expedited funding procedures for victims of the 9/11 disaster throughout Manhattan. We developed an alternative funding process to address the magnitude of the 9/11 disaster, dispersing $8.8 billion in funding within an 18-month window of time.