How The Tunnel To Towers Foundation Found A Partner, Not Just A Vendor, In Kindful
Stephen Siller was an FDNY firefighter. On 9/11, he got the call that the first tower was hit.
He was on his way to Staten Island to play golf with his brothers, but he turned his truck around, drove to the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, put on 60 pounds of gear, and ran through the tunnel to reach the Twin Towers.
Stephen was killed minutes later in the tower collapse, leaving five children under the age of seven behind.
So his siblings got together and decided to do good in his honor. It started out as a race retracing his steps, which happens every September, that now has over 30,000 runners.
Today, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors fallen first responders, wounded veterans, and gold star families by providing them mortgage-free, accessible homes.