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Summit Police Department particpates in annual Tunnel to Towers 5K
This year, members of the Summit Police Department will be participating in the 18th Annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run 2019 in New York City. The run, which retraces the final footsteps of Firefighter Stephen Siller, who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th, 2001.
Participants will run the route Siller took by running through the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formally the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) into Manhattan, and finishing on West and Murray Streets.
This event is part of the Tunnel to Towers National Run, Walk & Climb Series which were designed to pay homage to all first responders and service members who have made, and continue to make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty.
All donations are tax-deductible as the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a recognized tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As per their organization's mission, 93.1% of every dollar directly benefits the program's services (information can be found directly on their website).
Information from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation:
PROMOTION: Fundraise at least $250 to your campaign between May 12, 2019 at 2:00pm ET and September 24, 2019 at 11:59:59pm ET for a chance to win a 2019 GMC Terrain. Every additional $250 raised is another entry to win. Click Here for Official Rules. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited.
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.