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BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation

EVENT: New York City 2017

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

Veronica Kratz


My husband and I are both volunteer firefighters in South Plainfield, NJ  so 9/11 hits close to home. Over 15 years ago, The South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department answered the call to go help our Brothers in FDNY in their time of need. On that day, Truck 7 Responded with 6 members to Brooklyn. The truck was assigned to cover FDNY Engine 219 and Ladder 105 on Dean Street. They also cover FDNY Engine 204 on DeGraw Street. (which has been closed in the passed few years). We Will Never Forget 9/11. 

We have completed the ran mulitple times but this year we want to take it up a notch. We want to raise money by selling handmade flags. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a great organization for the funds to go towards. They have helped so many families close to home and across the nation. 

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.

Our Mission

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 for answers to any other questions that we may not have addressed. 




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