Tunnel to Towers Foundation to Deliver Toys to Tornado Impacted Families in Kentucky

Tunnel to Towers Foundation to Deliver Toys to Tornado Impacted Families in Kentucky

Free BBQ and Toy Distribution will be Tuesday, December 21st in Mayfield, KY

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to helping America’s heartland in the wake of this month’s deadly and destructive tornadoes.

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Tunnel to Towers will bring the community together in Mayfield, Kentucky for a free BBQ and toy distribution.

On Saturday, December 18th the Tunnel to Towers Foundation loaded up a convoy of 26-foot trucks with:

  • 15,000 toys
  • 2,000 hamburgers, 2,000 hotdogs, 4,000 buns,
  • 200 pounds of boneless chicken breast and 200 pounds of sausage
  • Cases of water

The convoy of trucks will make the 16+ hour drive from New York City to Mayfield Kentucky were on Tuesday, December 21, a team of 50 active duty and retired New York City Firefighters will hand out the gifts and cook up a free community BBQ for the families impacted by this month’s tornadoes.

The Foundation wants to ensure that children impacted by these tornadoes will have presents to open on Christmas.

“The Tunnel to Towers Foundation supports families with young children, and right now the families that need help are here in America’s Heartland. After losing so much, I hope these gifts bring a little joy to these families this holiday season,” said Tunnel to Towers CEO and Chairman, Frank Siller.

The Foundation is making a financial commitment promising millions of dollars to help Kentuky and the surrounding states recover and rebuild from these devastating storms for the long haul.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has a nearly 10-year history of helping communities rebuild following natural disasters.

Starting in 2012 with Superstorm Sandy, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation has been raising funds and deploying teams of volunteers to assist with storm clean-up and recovery.

The Foundation has raised funds and deployed volunteers to assist in the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Florence, and Tropical Storm Michael.

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Foundation:

  • Gutted 1500 homes
  • Rebuilt over 200 homes
  • Distributed $5 million in strategic supplies to homeowners in need, which eventually resulted in the rebuilding of another 850 homes
  • Performed mold remediation work on another 1000 homes

For more on Tunnel to Towers’ mission to support America’s veterans, fallen first responders, and Gold Star families, visit 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