Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
The event raised $500,000 to buy a “smart house” for a service man or woman who suffered catastrophic injuries abroad fighting terrorism.
The event was organized by the two foundations formed after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Joseph Sanford Jr., who volunteered with Long Island’s Inwood Fire Department, died Dec. 23.
Liu and Ramos were fatally shot inside their car in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
The new legislation extends the deadline to April 15 — the same deadline for Americans to file their personal income taxes.
The event will raise money to build homes for catastrophically wounded service members and for the education of children who have lost parents in war.
The charity, which was created after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, announced last week it is taking over the mortgage payments for the families of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
The charity, which was created after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, said the sum is about a third of what is needed to pay the home mortgages for the families of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Friday that it will be paying the mortgages in full for the families of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
Officer Ramos’ uncle thanked the officers one-by-one and more than a dozen other family members carried roses to the memorial site; lighting candles and shedding tears.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will be taking over the mortgage payments on the both of homes of the two NYPD officers who were ambushed and killed Saturday in Brooklyn.
An estimated 25,000 people honored the memory Sunday of a New York City firefighter who gave his life on Sept. 11, 2001, by participating in the 13th annual Tunnel To Towers 5K Run and Walk through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.
The run follows the footsteps of firefighter Stephen Siller. On Sept. 11, 2001, Siller abandoned his truck and ran through the tunnel with all his gear toward the World Trade Center.
Frank Siller, who heads the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, said the “smart homes” are going to veterans who have suffered catastrophic wounds.
A modern-day “Band of Brothers,” nine soldiers and Marines who survived catastrophic injuries from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, spent part of their Independence Day remembering the bravery of others.