Tunnel to Towers to pay off slain officers' families' homes

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Friday afternoon, a group announced that it is stepping in and giving thousands of dollars to help the families of the two fallen officers.

Wenjian Liu's family was at the announcement on Staten Island. He and his partner Officer Rafael Ramos were shot in an ambush last weekend.

"How am I going to live now, how am I going to take care of my children now, how am I going to take care of my house now, how am I going to survive now?" Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani said.

These are just a few thoughts behind the tears being shed by the widow of Officer Wenjian Liu, and buried in her tears was gratitude.

"I'm making a contribution specifically in addition to other contribution to the other ones that I've made to Tunnel for Towers of $20,000 for this particular," Giuliani said.

Grateful, for the tens of thousands of dollars being raised by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation to pay off the Liu home mortgage in full.

"One of Their concerns is how are they going to be able to continue because in their culture the son brings home the money to pay for different things," said Frank Siller, of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

The goal is to raise $800,000 for the families of both Officers Wenjian Liu, and Rafael Ramos.

It was announced at the foundation office in the New Dorp section of Staten Island Friday morning by current and former FDNY Commissioners Daniel Nigro and Sal Cassano, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

"If their son and husband had lived and if Officer Ramos had lived, those families never would have been in want both men were extraordinarily hard working," Giuliani said.

The Liu family issued a written statement saying, "We would like to thank the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and also Governor Cuomo and former Mayor Giuliani and everyone who has shown their support at this difficult time."

"We want to bring everyone in the city and the country together. It's time for healing and a time for showing support for the people who keep us safe," Cassano said.

If you'd like to make a donation please visit: http://tunnel2towers.org/
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