9/11 charity to help families of executed cops
By Natalie O'Neill
23 December 2014
A charity created in the wake of 9/11 will take over the mortgage payments for the families of slain Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, it was announced Tuesday.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation — which supports “first responders” — will immediately begin funding both families’ remaining mortgage payments, the group said in a statement.
“When my brother Stephen died on 9/11 along with 342 other firefighters, our family decided that the best way to honor his memory was by supporting first responders,” said Frank Siller, CEO of the foundation.
“This — and the fact that for the last several years, Tunnel to Towers has been building ‘smart homes’ for those catastrophically injured in war — makes it fitting that in recognition of the sacrifice of these fallen officers, we ensure that their family homes are financially secure,” he said....