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Talk of the Tunnel

A Day of Service


Over the years, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has received numerous symbolic gifts in memory of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Some have come from common citizens (local and distant), and others from celebrities, politicians, fire department representatives, and others. Recently,

Passion. Perseverance. Pride.


For many years, Bob Sonenclar and his wife, Terri, talked about waking up early on the last Sunday morning in September and driving from their Westchester home to Manhattan to participate in the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk. Terri was an avid

FOLLOWING IN HER FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS


As a child, Josephine Smith often told her dad she would be fighting fires right beside him when she grew up. It was her lifelong passion. But, that day never happened. Her father, Kevin Smith, a 23-year veteran of the FDNY and a charter member

Albany Climbed to Honor Our Bravest


Bright and early on the morning of Sunday, September 18, 2016, firefighters, elite climbers, and everyday individuals from New York’s Capital Region gathered at Corning Tower to honor first responders and military heroes at the Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb in Albany. Participants were greeted

T2T Takes on Charlotte!


At the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, we are constantly meeting wonderful people throughout the country through our various efforts to support first responders and military heroes. While many of those we meet are supporting our Building for America’s Bravest program, we’d be remi

T2T Elves Spreading Holiday Cheer


During the holiday season, there is nothing more rewarding than sharing the holiday spirit with our military families. On Saturday, December 12th, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation was proud to team up with CAMMO and Heidi’s Pantry for another wonderful holiday party for

Veterans Day Reflection


As patriotic individuals, our staff has a difficult time understanding how our nation could have treated our Korean and Vietnam veterans so poorly upon their return from war. It was something we could not get off our minds on Wednesday, November 11th as the Stephe

Cupcakes 101


Here at the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, we are extremely fortunate to have some special individuals on our executive board and board of directors. In the same manner that our staff lives and breathes the mission of the Foundation, our board members are

Concert for Our Bravest


On Friday, October 9th, a few members of our staff braved the pouring rain and thunderstorms to travel from Staten Island to Allentown, Pennsylvania for a very special fundraiser. Warriors’ Watch Riders and Humble Hearts for Hope, Inc. came together to host a concert with

Running for Thomas


Last October, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation heard about the tragic death of Thomas Cutinella, a Long Island high school football player who died on October 1, 2014, through an email sent by a family friend. The purpose of this email was to

Teach Them to Never Forget


It’s hard to believe that today’s elementary students, and even some high school students, were born after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. For those of us old enough to remember the day’s events, the images and sounds are forever engraved in our memories.

Hauling the Load


The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is lucky to partner with many amazing companies – many of which our supporters are familiar with including The Home Depot, Carpet One Floor & Home, the New York Jets, and many others. However, there are many companie

Finish Line


Wow!  Another Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk weekend is in the books! And, what a great weekend it was. Every participant has their own unique experience, but we thought it would be fun to share the experiences that the Stephen Siller Tunnel to

Quilting for America’s Bravest


There are so many people – individuals, companies, and organizations – that are instrumental in making the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Building for America’s Bravest program a success. Many of these contributors are often recognized by the Foundation at our events, through social media, etc.

Team Dilberian


Excitement builds each and every moment in the days leading up to a home dedication ceremony through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Building for America’s Bravest program. Recently, the Tunnel to Towers staff had the honor of, once again, assisting in the preparation of a smart

Family Dinner


As stated in previous posts, the staff at the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation absolutely LOVES when we are visiting our injured service members and their families or when they come to town to visit us! We were so blessed to be joined by

Role Models in Life and Love


Time after time members of the staff at the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will say how lucky we are to meet such wonderful Americans through our support of first responders and military heroes. Whether it is an injured service member, his family and

From Team Keys to Team Porta


Wednesday, July 1, 2015 was an incredibly special day for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The day began with a home dedication ceremony for US Army SGT Adam Keys, a triple amputee, in Annapolis, Maryland. From the moment Adam stepped out of the

Partnering with Staten Island’s Youth


The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is widely known across the country for our work in supporting our nation’s first responders and military heroes, especially through our annual Tunnel to Towers 5k Run & Walk Series and through our Building for America’s Bravest program. However, many

Following the Footsteps


Our entire staff is excited to introduce to you the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s blog page, Talk of the Tunnel! Here at the Foundation, our staff members have unique relationships with the people who we assist through our various programs, including the Building for