Only July 7, 2016, the city of Dallas faced a literal nightmare.
A terrorist who said he wanted to “kill white people” went on a rampage, murdering 5 Dallas police officers in cold blood, and injuring 9 others. The terrorist, Micah Johnson, was an Afghan War veteran who was supposedly upset about recent police shootings, so he decided to terrorize an entire city, and irreparably harm dozens of families.
The whole of America stood with the families of the victims, our police, and those who were hurt by the Dallas police shootings. It’s impossible to even imagine what it would be like to lose a family member to a terrorist, and a person can’t be replaced.
But one charity is doing their part to help as much as they can – paying off the mortgages for two of the families of the fallen officers:
The families of two Dallas police officers killed in the line of duty in July have received a welcomed gift this holiday season.
The Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in New York, announced Monday that it has raised enough money to pay off the mortgages of the families of Sgt. Michael Smith and Dart Officer Brent Thompson.
Smith and Thompson were among the five Dallas police officers killed in an ambush this past summer.
“Michael worked so hard to provide for us,” said Heidi Smith. “He worked many long hours away from myself and the girls, and we just want to thank everyone that was a part of it.”
“I can’t say thank you enough or express my gratitude enough,” Emily Thompson said.
Tunnels to Towers has also raised money for the families of the other slain officers. The organization, founded in the memory of 9/11 firefighter Stephen Siller, said it raised $610,000 in five days to assist these families.
Americans prove time and time again that we are the most generous, charitable people on the face of the Earth. There is so much more to be done for the families of these brave officers, but this is a very good start.
Thank you to Tunnels to Towers for stepping up and helping in a time of great need! What a wonderful act during the Christmas season.
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