Tunnel to Towers marks Fox News' 25th anniversary by paying 50 mortgages for heroes' families

“Ho pensato che fosse giusto annunciarlo su [25° anniversario di Fox News] che stiamo consegnando 50 case senza mutuo oggi,” disse Siller.

Famiglie di 20 poliziotti, 12 vigili del fuoco, sei Stati Uniti. Esercito, tre Stati Uniti. Marina Militare, tre Stati Uniti. Marine Corps, tre Stati Uniti. Air Force, one sheriff’s deputy, one state trooper, and one conservation officer received the special donations.

20 YEARS SINCE 9/11, TUNNEL TO TOWERS CEO FRANK SILLER PLETES 537-MILE ‘NEVER FORGET WALK

One of the recipients of the donation, Gigi McCollum, is the widow of Lancia Cpl, Rylee McCollum, who was one of 13 NOI. servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan during the Kabul terror attack in agosto 26.

She gave birth to their child three weeks after he passed.

I spoke to Gigi and I said we’re gonna build you a mortgage-free home for that Gold Star family. This is what we’re able to do because of [Fox News'] viewers that help us,” disse Siller.

He said the mortgage-free homes would not have been possible without those who donate on a monthly basis, also thanking FOX Corporation, which donated $ 1 million to Tunnel to Towers in September as part of the foundation’s 9/11 “Never Forget Walk.

FOX CORP. ANNOUNCES $ 1M DONATION TO TUNNEL TO TOWERS IN SUPPORT OF FIRST RESPONDERS, MILITARY HEROES

Siller completed a 537-mile walk through six states in six weeks before the 20th commemoration of September 11th last month. He began at the Pentagon, made his way to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and finished the walk on 9/11 by retracing his brother’s footsteps in lower Manhattan.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Stephen Siller, Frank’s brother, was driving home from an overnight shift. He had planned to spend the day golfing, but after hearing the news he headed toward the Twin Towers. The entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel was closed, so he instead ran to the scene with his 60 pounds of gear.

Siller was survived by his wife Sally and five children.

The non-profit organization honors Steven Siller and helps to support first responders, military heroes, and their families.

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