The Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Let Us Do Good Village groundbreaking ceremony took place on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The Let Us Do Good Village will be a property comprising over 100 homes in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. These homes will be mortgage free new builds that will house a community of wounded veterans, Fallen First Responder families, and Gold Star families. The groundbreaking ceremony was live streamed on our official Facebook page.
A cocktail reception preceded the groundbreaking ceremony the night before at the Urban Stillhouse restaurant and bar, that was attended by Tunnel to Towers Foundation board members, Gold Star widows, wounded veterans, and people who are integral to fulfilling the vision for the Let Us Do Good Village.
“We are going to build over 100 homes for our nation’s most catastrophically injured service members, Gold Star families, and Fallen First Responder families who leave behind young children,” said Tunnel to Towers Foundation CEO and Chairman Frank Siller. “These kids are going to be around other children that have faced the same tragedy in their lives. This village will be a safe haven for the people who are all going through the same thing in life who can come together.”
Bob Basham, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse and franchisee of Glory Days Grill, donated $500,000 to cover the cost of building a mortgage-free home in the Let Us Do Good Village. A check was presented to Tunnel to Towers and was accepted by Frank Siller on behalf of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. “We are committed to funding one of the first smart-homes in the Let Us Do Good Village,” said Bob Basham.
An extra-special menu item of the Glory Days Grill restaurant is their Hero Burger, where a portion of the sale of each Hero Burger sold will go towards the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
“The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has made a promise that we will take care of every single catastrophically injured servicemember, every Gold Star Family, and every Fallen First Responder family that die in the line of duty and leave young children behind,” said Frank Siller. “Whatever it takes.”
The groundbreaking ceremony was followed by a free BBQ, with Glory Days Grill providing Hero Burgers and desserts to all those in attendance.
We need your help to build this beautiful community to house America’s catastrophically injured veterans who sacrificed their limbs serving the greatest nation on Earth, as well as help the families of the fallen American heroes who sacrificed their lives protecting our communities and our country. For just $11 a month, you can make this possible.