BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
EVENT DATE: Sep 27, 2015
After reading Stephen Sillers story and learning about the incredible foundation his family had created after the 9/11 attacks, I felt this event was something I needed to participate in as a small way to give back to many who have sacrificied their own lives and limbs to protect ours. A majority of the proceeds from this foundation are used towards building smart homes for our military (countrywide) who returned from the line of duty with permanent injuries, including limb amputees. My fundrising for this organization is the least I could do to assist a soldier to be provided with a comfortable home for himself/herself after their sacrifice for freedom.
My family and I are firm believers in this cause and we will continue to do so..will u join us and help these courageous people? Thank you for whatever your heart can give.
Please read this which explains more about the Siller 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 program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members.
9/11 NEVER FORGET Exhibit
In 2013, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation created a mobile exhibit as a tribute to all those whose lives were sacrificed on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit is a tool to educate America’s youth about the historic events of that day. Welcomed around the country, from communities in Phoenix, Arizona to Tampa, Florida, the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit – a high-tech, 53-foot tractor- trailer, which unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit, serves as a poignant reminder of that tragic day.
The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, recordings of first responder radio transmissions and live tours by FDNY firefighters. Entrance into the exhibit is always free of charge.
Since the organization’s inception, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has committed to practicing sound fiscal management, organizational efficiency, and program integrity. The Foundation keeps fundraising and administrative costs at a minimum, with only a small percentage of funds allocated to overhead costs. Based on fiscal year audited financial statements ending December 31, 2014, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation had a program service percentage of 90.83%. As always, we are fully accountable to those we assist, and to our donors.
Any/All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.