Tunnel To Towers
Among the special guests on hand was Jets owner Woody Johnson, whose $1 million donation last July enabled Tunnel to Towers to build two homes for veterans who have suffered devastating injuries.
The foundation raised more than $800,000 needed to fully pay off the mortgages of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were shot and killed in the line of duty on Dec. 20 in Brooklyn.
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 13th annual ‘Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run’ will be held on Sunday. The event started as a grass-roots remembrance and fundraiser named for the FDNY firefighter.
The mobile exhibit was build on an expandable 53-foot trailer that houses over a 1,000 feet of museum space.
Most people probably know the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation for its 9/11-related charities, but superstorm Sandy has them extending their efforts.
The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel will be affected by closures from 11 p.m. on Saturday until 3 p.m. on Sunday.
This weekend marks the ninth year of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run. What started in 2002 with 2,500 runners has grown to close to 20,000 runners this year.
Former Mayor Giuliani discusses the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run.