Tunnel to Towers Foundation Pays off Mortgage for Fallen Minnesota Firefighter

Tunnel to Towers Foundation Pays off Mortgage for Fallen Minnesota Firefighter

Mortgage payoff is part of Tunnel to Towers 4th Annual Season of Hope

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is honored to announce it has paid, in full, the mortgage on the home of Albert Lea firefighter Lieutenant Brett Thomas Boss as part of its 4th annual Season of Hope.

Tunnel to Towers’ Season of Hope, celebrates the holiday season by ensuring families, who are facing the holidays without their loved one, will always have a place to call home.

On February 5th, 2022, Lt. Boss lost his lengthy battle with job-related Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He was just 38 years old.

Lt. Boss was born and raised in Albert Lea. He joined the Albert Lea Fire Department in 2004, serving his community for over 17 years. Along with his role in the fire department, Boss was an EMT, a Hazmat Technician, a fire investigator, and a firefighter instructor for the Riverland Community College.

He left behind his wife, Danielle, and his two children.  Tunnel to Towers has ensured they can stay in the home they shared forever.

“This holiday season, we honor those families who have sacrificed so much for all of us. To the families who are still grieving the recent loss of a loved one and to those who are enduring another year with an empty seat at the table, Tunnel to Towers is honored to celebrate your loved one’s service and ensure that you and your family can stay in your home forever,”  said Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO  Frank Siller.

By the end of the year, Tunnel to Towers will have delivered over 200 mortgage-free homes across the country to America’s heroes and their families.

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.

About the Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries out its mission to “do good,” by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. Tunnel to Towers is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America to Never Forget September 11, 2001. Visit t2t.org to learn more.

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Trevor Tamsen — Trevor.Tamsen@t2t.org