“Fox & Friends” viewers helped the The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation raise more than $300,000 to help the family of fallen California police officer Cpl. Ronil Singh.
Singh was gunned down last month during a traffic stop. Illegal immigrant Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 33, has been charged with his murder.
In the wake of the tragedy, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation — which helps pay off mortgages for families of fallen heroes — launched a campaign to aid Singh’s widow and five-month-old son.
Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO Frank Siller — who created the foundation in memory of his firefighter brother who died as a first responder on 9/11 — appeared on “Fox & Friends” last week to ask for donations, and the “Fox & Friends” viewers came through.
On the curvy couch Monday, Siller revealed that the foundation surpassed the goal of $300,000, raising $350,000.
The additional money will go to educational opportunities for Singh’s young son.
“I couldn’t be more grateful to your viewers that we’ve been able to raise all this money and relieve that burden for this great family,” Siller said.
He revealed that many people didn’t just donate to the Singh family, they pledged to donate $11 monthly to the foundation, which will use the funds to help the families of police officers, firefighters and members of the military who died in the line of duty.
“It makes a big difference. We can help [the family of every fallen] police officer and firefighter and Gold Star family in America if most of your viewers sign up.”
Watch the “Fox & Friends” clip above, and learn more at Tunnel2Towers.org.