BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
EVENT: New York City 2018
EVENT DATE: Sep 30, 2018
JAMES CAMPBELL wrote -
On the morning of September 11, 2001 many heroic New York State Court Officer's ran into the Twin Towers and helped evacuate thousands of people. Tragically three of our brothers did not make it out, Captain William "Harry" Thompson, Sergeant Mitchel Wallace and Sergeant Thomas Jurgens. On September 30, 2018 members of the New York State Courts will be running in the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run in memory of our fallen brothers, while raising money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which builds housing for injured military heroes and helps them regain their independence.
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. The Smart Home Program, constructs specially adapted, technology-enabled homes for our most catastrophically injured service members. By the end of 2018, we will have constructed 66 of these fully-serviceable homes. From tragedy to hope, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is there for families of first responders that suffer insurmountable loss. For the children of fallen NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia, their brand new mortgage-free home, funded by the Foundation and its partners, is a symbol of their mother's sacrifice. In December, Toys 4 Texas Toy Drive brought families hit by Hurricane Harvey a little happiness just in time for the holidays. With the help of 36 FDNY members, we distributed thousands of toys to children whose lives were devastated by the storm.
Your hard work on behalf of the Foundation enables us to continue to provide the help the families of our veterans and first responders so desperately need.
Please email NYC@tunnel2towers.org for answers to any other questions you might have.