9 year old Zechariah is raising funds for the Tunnel to Towers organization.
Zechariah is an avid runner. To date, he has competed in over 20 5k's (21:39 is his personal best) as well as a Half-Marathon (2:00:51 time). While he loves to run, his passion for First Responder's made his involvement in the 2016 Tunnel to Towers 5k in Orlando the most memorable event he has competed in to date. Zechariah ran in honor of Walwyn Stuart, who was a fallen 9/11 Port Authority Police officer. After doing reseach on Walwyn Stuart, Stephen Siller and the events that unfolded on 9/11, it led him to create a report that he shared in his 3rd grade class as well as on Social Media. His report was quickly shared hundreds of times, and it led him to the Clearwater running of the Tunnel to Towers 5k where he was able to read his report as part of the opening ceremonies.
Zechariah has decided to turn his love of running into a way to give back. With a heart for First Responder's, Zechariah has dedicated his fundraising efforts to raise funds for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. This year, the funds that are being raised through Zechariah's Tunnel to Towers fundraising efforts are going towards the Tunnel to Towers Smart Home Program which builds mortgage-free smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members. Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each individual. Smart homes have many features including automated doors and lighting, wider halls and doorways, special showers to accommodate wheelchairs, automatic door openers, cabinets, counters, and stove tops that can be raised and lowers, back-up generators, and central heating and air conditioning systems that can be controlled by tablets. These homes enable our most severely injured heroes to live better, more independent lives. To date, the foundation has built 75 homes including some locally in Central Florida, and the goal is to be able to provide 200 homes to our heroes.
Zechariah and our entire family are VERY appreciative for everyone who has visited this page and who has considered being a part of something so awesome. Your support means more than words can say, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
God Bless you all.