BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
EVENT: New York City 2014
EVENT DATE: Sep 28, 2014
Stephen Siller was a New York City Firefighter, On September 11, 2001 Stephen had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn when he heard over the scanner of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. When he heard the news, Stephen returned to Squad 1 to get his gear.
Stephen drove to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it was already closed. So he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, rushed on foot through gridlocked traffic and ran from the Tunnel to the Towers where he gave up his life while saving others.
The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of Stephen. The Foundation's goal is to continue Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and service members. Building for America’s Bravest, a program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members.