Tunnel to Towers Delivers Renovated Mortgage-Free Home to FDNY Lieutenant Battling Job-Related ALS

On December 15th just 10 days before Christmas, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is delivering a life-changing gift to the family of FDNY Lieutenant Greg “Mickey” Hansen as we welcome him into his newly renovated mortgage free home. 

Lt. Hansen has been battling job-related ALS, a progressive, debilitating disease that has no known cure. 

During his career with the FDNY Lt. Hansen was cited multiple times for extraordinary bravery. He donated bone marrow to help a child in need and volunteered for Special Rescue Operations in New Orleans during the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Tunnel to Towers removed walls and carpet throughout the home to make it easier for Lt. Hansen to get around in a wheelchair or walker. The Foundation made the bathroom bigger and installed ADA equipment to make it easier for him to use. The Foundation also renovated the kitchen with new lighting, cabinets, flooring, countertops, and appliances including a motorized kitchen table that raises and lowers to wheelchair height. 

In attendance at the unveiling are FDNY Lt. Greg “Mickey” Hansen and his wife America, Jack Oehm, Tunnel to Towers Board Member, FDNY Battalion Commander (Ret.), Mary Siller-Scullin Tunnel to Towers Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Board Treasurer  


Tunnel to Towers’ Season of Hope, celebrates the holiday season by lifting the financial burden of a mortgage from the families of fallen first responders, Gold Star families, and catastrophically injured veterans around the country. 

This year alone, Tunnel to Towers will deliver over 200 mortgage-free homes across the country to our nation’s military and first responders by the end of the year. 

Join us on our mission to provide mortgage-free homes to the heroes and the families they leave behind by donating $11 per month at T2T.org.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. For more than 20 years the Foundation has supported our nation’s first responders, veterans, and their families by providing these heroes and the families they leave behind with mortgage-free homes. For more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to DO GOOD, please visit T2T.org.

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