Loving kindness can go a long way in this world, and that’s what families of fallen Dallas officers received this past week when presented with a powerful gift. On December 19th, the widows of Michael Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa received word from Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation (a non-profit that pays for the homes of fallen officers) that their homes were completed and paid for.
Tunnel to Towers Pays for Homes of 5 Fallen Dallas Officers
Five Families Will Benefit.
The Smith and Thompson families’ houses were paid for and Kristy Zamarripa, Patrick’s widow, who does not yet own a home, has been informed that when she is ready to purchase, the cost will be covered. In addition, the families of officers Lorne Ahrens and Michael Krol will also be assisted.
And it Only Took Five Days!
Photo: Flickr/MarineCorps New York
Six hundred and ten thousand was raised by New York-based Tunnel to Towers, in a matter of only five days. The funds poured in from all over the world as a gift to the surviving family members of five Dallas-area officers that were killed during a protest in July of this year, with all proceeds going towards payment of mortgage costs for the victims’ families.
Tunnel to Towers, In Memory of Stephen Siller
In memory of his cousin, Stephen Siller, a firefighter killed in the collapse of the Twin Towers during the 9/11 attacks, John Hodge started the Tunnel to Towers non-profit whose mission is to honor military and first responders. Since its inception, Hodge has made the project his primary goal, also managing the “Building for America’s Bravest” program; building “smart homes” for catastrophically injured service members. The families of the five fallen Dallas officers are a prime example of the world’s generosity through charities such as this, and that Tunnels to Towers’ mission is so commendable and well-supported.