A foundation that was created to honor a fallen firefighter from 9/11 has chosen to help out a Montana family with an incredible gesture.

Tunnel To Towers was created by CEO Frank Siller to honor his brother, FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who died in the line of duty on September 11th, 2001. The foundation has helped first responders, vets, and their families for over 20 years by paying off their mortgages.

The foundation, which helps out families from all over the country, has chosen a Montana family to add to their list. Tunnel To Towers has paid the mortgage in full for the family of Gallatin County Sherrif's Deputy Jacob Allmendinger.

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Allmendinger, who become a deputy in 2017, passed away in 2019 in the line of duty. Allmendinger was on his way to help stranded motorists. He had married his high school sweetheart, and together they had three children.

Credit: Tunnels To Towers
Credit: Tunnels To Towers

Allmendginer's wife Monica said that Tunnel To Towers has changed her life.

 “Jake was our rock, our provider, our safety net, my best friend, and partner for life. Though all the things he is and was for us will never be replaceable, knowing our mortgage is now covered has released a huge burden from my family. A time when I have been questioning if I should leave the home Jake and I raised our children in, to live somewhere more affordable…staying in our home is now possible. Words cannot express the amount of gratitude I am feeling…From the bottom of my and my children’s hearts, we thank you with the sincerest appreciation.

Personally, I love this. We often hear about different foundations and organizations that help out folks all around the country, but when it happens in our own state and community, it really hits home.

What an absolute blessing for the Allmendinger family.

If you would like to know more about Tunnels To Towers, make sure you check out their website by clicking here. There are several different ways to support the foundation, including checking out mega-star Carrie Underwood in concert. Underwood is donating one dollar of every ticket sold for her current tour to Tunnels To Towers.

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