Back in June of this year, I was so honored to help raise money and actually climb the 72 flights of stairs with so many first responders, for the Tunnel 2 The Towers Climb at the Westin Atlanta. Our efforts paid off in a big way on such a somber day... 9/11.
As we mourn the nearly 3,000 we lost this day 17 years ago, the Stephen Siller Foundation was set up for this very thing. Siller was a firefighter that lost his life on 9/11 and his brother is on a quest to help other catastrophically injured 1st responders and military since, as well as their families.
Today, the foundation dedicated a free home to Marine Cpl. Collin Schaaff's family in Barnseville, GA. Schaaff was one of the 16 people we lost last year in the transport plane crash in Mississippi. His wife, Sarah and their two children arrived at their new home and had a heros welcome with tons of first responders on hand to dedicate the home.
This brings a huge smile to my face and makes me excited to do it again and raise even more money next year!!
On Tuesday morning in Barnesville, a charity started in honor of a fallen 9/11 firefighter gave a home to the wife and young daughters of Marine Cpl. Collin Schaaff, who has one of 16 who lost their lives last year in a transport plane crash in... https://t.co/yAqasA0vFT— AJC (@ajc) September 11, 2018