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Why This Charity
9/11 was not only a day that changed our nation, but it changed the direction of my life. I was 11 years old on 9/11/01 and remember watching the images on television of people jumping out of the Twin Towers and falling to their deaths, of the police officers and firefighters and EMTs covered in the toxic white dust and pulling bodies out of the rubble. I remember feeling so helpless because I couldn't do anything to directly help on that day or the direct aftermath. I promised myself growing up that I would never allow myself to feel that way again and have dedicated my life to public & community service. This is one of very few charities that I support due to it being well vetted and organized. I may not have been able to help then, but I can now.
About the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
The goal of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to continue Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and service members. Building for America’s Bravest, a proud program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members. In January 2015, the Foundation also raised over one million dollars to fully pay off the mortgages for the families of slain NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Luis Ramos.
The mission of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
Please email NYC@Tunnel2Towers.org for answers to any other questions that we may not have addressed.