Ellen Scott wrote -
#teamromito was founded in 2014 to honor the life of my dad, Chief James Romito, who selflessly gave his life on 911. He was one of the many first responders who ran into the Towers to help others safely evacuate. Each September we run to remember and celebrate his life. Funds help support families grieving the loss of their loved ones who died in the line of duty. The funds raised through the Stephen Siller foundation also help build smart homes for members of the military who have been injured while serving our country. Helping service members acclimate to life after service is a way for me to honor the life of my late brother United States Marine, Lance Corporal Robert Romito. Please consider donating to this worthy cause and joining our team for the 2019 Tunnel to Towers run. #dogood#giveback#teamromito#papd#usmc
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About the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001. The Foundation was built upon the mantra, “while we have time, LET US DO GOOD,” and continues Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and service members.
Firefighter Stephen Siller lost his life while saving others. In his memory, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation developed the In the Line of Duty Program to honor the heroes that risk their lives every day. To date, the Foundation has spent over $100 million supporting the military and fallen first responders and their families. Our newest addition, the Gold Star Family Home Program, honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country by providing the surviving spouses and young children with a brand new, mortgage-free home.
The Smart Home Program provides mortgage-free smart homes to our most catastrophically injured service members. Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each individual.
Finally, the Fallen First Responder Home Program pays off the remaining mortgages for families left behind when a firefighter or police officer is killed in the line of duty. Upon hearing news of the tragic loss of a first responder, Tunnel to Towers deploys a rapid response team to immediately provide support to the family.
Your hard work on behalf of the Foundation helps us provide the support the families of our military and first responders so desperately need.
Email NYC@tunnel2towers.org for answers to any other questions you might have.