9/11 Foundation Rallies Others to Give Thanks on Giving Tuesday

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Staten Island, NY, Dec. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This Giving Tuesday, help give our nation’s heroes and their families the gift of a forever home.

The supports our nation’s catastrophically injured veterans, Gold Star families and the families of Fallen First responders by providing them with mortgage-free homes.

This year, the Foundation ensured three Gold Star families had something very special to be thankful for this Thanksgiving by providing three homes, in three different cities in three days.

On Monday, November 25, the first home was given to Caitlin Anderson and her daughter Lilly Grace in Smithville, TN.

Caitlin lost her husband, , in May, 2010. He deployed just weeks after the birth of his daughter, Lilly Grace, and was just weeks away from coming home when he was killed by an IED.

During the home dedication ceremony, Caitlin spoke about what this gift means to her family. she said.

Then, on November 26, the Foundation gave the second home to Crystal Blasjo and her son Talon in Fruitland Park, Florida.

Crystal’s husband, , was just 25 years old when he lost his life in May, 2011, after his unit was attacked with an IED in Afghanistan. Talon was only eight weeks old when his father was killed. 

The following day, November 27, Jillian Hinton and her children were handed the keys to their mortgage-free home in Wimauma, Florida.

Jillian’s husband, , was killed in May, 2017, when the military vehicle he was riding in crashed. His family received a warm welcome from their new community, as dozens of neighbors attended their dedication ceremony.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation  honors the legacy of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.

This December, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is going to do even more.

CEO Frank Siller announced the Foundation would be providing 24 mortgage-free homes in 24 days a program aptly dubbed the . By the end of the year, the Foundation will have given away 53 mortgage-free homes for catastrophically injured service members, Gold Star and fallen first responder families.

This will be the Foundation’s most ambitious undertaking, yet, and they are asking for support to honor our nation’s heroes.

This Giving Tuesday consider an  to help more of our nation’s most deserving and their families.

 

Trevor Tamsen
Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
916-524-0941
trevor.tamsen@tunnel2towers.org

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Globe Newswire: 14:49 GMT Tuesday 3rd December 2019

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