NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has announced a new mission to provide permanent housing for the families of heroes killed in service.
The organization unveiled the new “Gold Star” family home program. So far, 10 families have moved into new houses. On Sept. 11 of this year, a new mortgage-free home was dedicated in Georgia for the Schaaff family.READ MORE: De Blasio Says City Prepared For School Staffing Shortages As COVID Vaccine Deadline Approaches
Marine Corporal Collin Schaaff was killed in combat in Afghanistan.
“Having this home means everything to me and my children. It’s something that we could have never imagined and we’re so thankful for,” Cpl. Schaaff’s widow, Sarah said.READ MORE: NYPD Investigating Pair Of Deadly Shootings In Queens
“Because of the home, my children are able to go to a school they would have never been able to go to otherwise.” Gold Star widow Nancy Gass added.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation plans to provide 1,000 homes to Gold Star families with young children.MORE NEWS: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
This year’s Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk will be held on Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m.