Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
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.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a new home for Sgt. Bryan Dilberian, who lost both his legs and an arm on July 1, 2011, from an improvised explosive device that also killed his best friend.
It was at Goodfellas Pizzeria on Staten Island last month when the new mayor went to work on three slices of pizza with a knife and fork.
Life after Hurricane Sandy has delivered a much deserved gift to a Staten Island family. Volunteers pitched in to help restore their house, left devastated by the storm.
On Tuesday, the Swedish furniture retailer announced it will be donating home furnishings – including hundreds of beds, mattresses, dining room sets, and sofas – to those who lost “the basic furniture that helps to make a house a home.”
As Andrea pounded wind and rain on a block in Oakwood Beach, dozens of volunteers were inside a home on Adelaide Avenue gutted by Sandy.
Hurricane relief wasn’t the original goal for a foundation founded in the wake of 9/11. But just as things changed on 9/11, life shifted gears once again last October for Frank Siller, chairman of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.