Who Is Frank Siller From Tunnel to Towers? A Look At His Foundation Working For The 9/11 Responders

 

Frank Siller On The Stage ( Source : Thechristophersblog )

Frank Siller is the chairman and CEO of Tunnel to Towers Foundation. In memory of New York Fire Department firefighter Stephen Siller, who passed away on September 11, 2001, during the September 11 attacks, the Tunnel to Tower Foundation was established. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is tax-exempt.

USMC Staff Sergeant Johnny Joey Jones (Ret.), a commentator and Purple Heart recipient, will be honored with Siller this year for his exceptional service. The foundation's Smart Home Program constructs adaptable homes across the nation for veterans who have sustained severe injuries.

When in the U.S. Army, Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, the first quadruple amputee to live after losing all four limbs in battle, accepted Siller's offer to have a smart home built for him at Walter Reed without having to pay a mortgage. After Marrocco's house was finished in 2011, the Tunnel to Towers Smart Home Program was established.

Frank Siller receives and award.
Frank Siller receives and award.( Source : Thechristophersblog )

According to Siller, their smart homes enable the country's injured soldiers to restore their daily freedom. He is proud to accept the Genesis Legacy Medal from the National Purple Heart Honor Mission for the Foundation's efforts to support those warriors who gave so much to ensure the liberties we take for granted every day.

Who Is Frank Siller From Tunnel to Towers?

Frank Siller, the chairman and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation explains how the organization came to be in honor of his younger brother Stephen Siller, a New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firefighter who lost his life on 9/11.

He remembers getting ready to play a game of golf with his brothers on the morning of September 11. After completing a night tour, Stephen, a member of the FDNY's Squad 1 in Brooklyn, was heading home to meet his three brothers.

On Staten Island's Blessed Sacrament, Frank Siller continues to worship as he has done since he was a young child. He attends Mass every Sunday in the same pew with his family.

This serves as one example of the significant role that Siller, 68, and his siblings' Catholic faith play in their life as they carry out the work of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

They started the foundation in memory of their younger brother Stephen, a firefighter with the City of New York Fire Department who devoted his life to 9/11, the worst terrorist attack on American soil, in an effort to save others.

In addition, Gold Star families and the families left behind after a first responder who is killed in the line of duty are given mortgage-free homes through the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

The foundation will distribute 450 mortgage-free homes across the nation by the end of 2021.

What Is Frank Siller's Salary And Net Worth?

Siller has devoted his entire life to serving as the CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. In order to help the families of the 9/11 victims, he founded his charitable organization.

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, he walked more than 500 miles to remember his brother's sacrifice and the victims of 9/11, according to CBS News. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation sponsors activities every year.

Despite having a million-dollar net worth, Frank donates a sizeable sum to the foundation and other causes. Over $250 million has already been spent by his foundation to help and honor soldiers, first responders, and their families.

Frank Siller on a conference.
Frank Siller on a conference. ( Source : thechristophersblog )

Several news stories and periodicals have been written about Frank's good deeds and labor. He has also been on various talk shows and used the platform to talk about the nonprofit’s work. The priest described Frank Siller's dedication to the foundation as "nearly apostolic." He is a strong, decent man who will work tirelessly to see that this effort is sustained.

According to Siller, the foundation receives funds from the public. It is supported by individual contributors who pledge $1 each month, not by corporate contributions. He remarked that everyone should do something for our law enforcement and firemen who sacrifice their lives for us. People who donate $11 a month can say, "My $11 a month did that," after seeing the work the foundation does.

What Happened To Frank Siller's Brother Stephen Siller?

On September 11, 2001, Frank Siller recalls watching television at the kitchen table with his siblings and other family members as they came to terms with the fact that Stephen, Frank's younger brother, wouldn't be coming home from the World Trade Center.

The brothers were supposed to go golfing that day, but Stephen, a 34-year-old New York City firefighter who works for Squad 1 in Brooklyn, heard what was going on as he was driving home from a night shift and turned around to head back toward the twin towers.

Frank Siller's brother Stephen Siller
Frank Siller's brother Stephen Siller ( Source : liherald )

Although his body was never discovered in the wreckage, Frank claimed he believes his brother perished in the south tower fall.

Frank is walking the 537-mile Never Forget Walk from the Pentagon to the World Trade Center over the course of six weeks in memory of Stephen and all others who passed away that day and in the years that followed from cancers brought on by their work at ground zero.

The project will benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which was established in Stephen's memory by Frank and his family.

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