Ryan Rendall wrote -
About Ryan and this group
In 2017 I had first heard about this organization and its cause which took ahold of me. I wanted to climb and be a part of this great memorandum to what we all remember in 2001 but my weight restricted me at the time.
For the past two years I have been training for this: whether I was on the stair climber at my gym or racing to the roof to the Glassell School of Art, I made myself ready for this moment where I could finish this climb up.
90 pounds lighter I'm ready to make the climb and honor what its for. I hope you will join me up there rather than donate. I hope you will be there handing out water to everyone there rather than read this from your computer. The last thing any of us wanted in 2001 was to sit around and watch and thats the same way we all should feel now.
If you are alone or with freinds that want to join a group that doesnt want to be the best, that just wants to show up and give all that they have even if the are heavy breathing all the way up, then you have found your group for Tunnel 2 Towers.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if I can convince you to join.
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 Houston@tunnel2towers.org for answers to any other questions you might have.