By Gregory Fortino
The 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, is fast approaching in a few weeks’ time. The memory of this tragic day still lives on in this city, most keenly with the families of those who served on the front lines and possibly gave their lives for others in the face of devastating evil.
Born in remembrance of Stephen Siller, a brave and selfless firefighter who “raced on foot through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others,” the Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors those men and women. In honor of Stephen’s noble spirit, this organization continues to support our military and first responder heroes by providing homes and mortgage payoffs, financial assistance, and much more. Our service members and frontline workers are still out there, risking their lives every single day, and they need our help.
To advance these efforts, Metropolis Group will be participating in the 2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in New York on September 26, 2021. Won’t you please support our team with a donation? No donation is too small, and you can rest assured that it will be used well. Tunnel to Towers has a four-star rating—the highest available—on Charity Navigator.
Or start your own team, and join us in raising the necessary funds for this important mission.
As a New Yorker, I ask you to do what you can to pay it forward in honoring the heroic men and women who sacrificed their lives on that tragic day in 2001. This is as real as it gets, and with less than two months away, we are still far from reaching our goal.
I am not asking you to stand shoulder to shoulder with frontline workers or to join the military.
I am asking you to invest your time and resources for our city, our country, and our future.
So this is your call to duty. How will you answer?