During a celebration of Fox News’ 25th anniversary on “Fox & Friends,” Tunnel to Towers CEO and Chairman Frank Siller announced Thursday his foundation will pay the mortgages of 50 homes, assisting the families of first responders, law enforcement, and the military.
“I felt it appropriate to announce it. [Fox News’ 25th anniversary]Siller said that they are currently delivering 50 mortgage-free houses today.
Families of 20 police officers, 12 firefighters, six U.S. Army, three U.S. Navy, three U.S. Marine Corps, three U.S. Air Force, one sheriff’s deputy, one state trooper, and one conservation officer received the special donations.
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Gigi McCollum was one of the donors of the gift. She is also the widow Lance Cpl. Rylee McCCollum. Rylee was one 13 U.S. soldiers and women who were killed in Afghanistan under the Kabul terror attack of August 26.
After he died, three weeks later she gave birth.
“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’]Siller said viewers are our greatest asset.”
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.”
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Siller completed a walk of 537 miles through six states within six weeks. He did this before September 11, 2001’s 20th anniversary. Siller began his walk at the Pentagon and made his way down to Shanksville in Pennsylvania. He then walked the remaining 537 miles on 9/11, following his brother’s steps through lower Manhattan.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Stephen Siller, Frank’s brother, was driving home from an overnight shift. Although he had intended to golf, he heard about the Twin Towers and decided to make a run for it. He decided to run with the 60-pound gear he had packed and escaped the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
Sally Siller, Siller’s wife, and his five children were the survivors of Siller.
This non-profit honors Steven Siller. It also supports first responders, military heroes and their families.
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