Carrie Underwood to donate part of ticket sales to Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Grammy winner plans to give $1 from each ticket sold for her recently announced tour to the nonprofit that supports fallen responders' families
Ann Marie Barron
Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood will donate $1 from each ticket sold to her recently announced tour to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Staten Island-based charity has announced.
The donation continues Underwood's longtime tradition of designating a portion of ticket sales from her tours to support what she considers to be worthwhile charities and organizations.
Underwood's "The Denim & Rhinestones Tour" kicks off in October and will hit 43 arenas across the country through March 2023, including a performance at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 21. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, go to www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of Staten Island FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001, after running through the former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to assist at the World Trade Center.
For more than 20 years, the foundation, founded by Siller's brother, Frank, its current CEO, has supported the nation's first responders, veterans and their families by providing the heroes and the families they leave behind with mortgage-free homes.
In 2021, the foundation provided more than 200 mortgage-free homes. Tunnel to Towers also has announced that it is committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and by the end of 2022, the foundation says it will be providing housing to over 500 veterans.
"Tunnel to Towers helps the families of American heroes in their darkest hour," said Siller. "We're only able to do this important work because of the support from great people like Carrie Underwood. Her generous donation will help make 2022 the biggest year yet for the foundation. We are incredibly grateful to Carrie."
The announcement comes shortly after the Foundation's Never Forgot Concert, which took place on Friday, May 13, in Nashville. The invite-only concert recognized first responders and military families and featured performances by Old Dominion, Brantley Gilbert, Darryl Worley and Willie Shaw.
At the concert, Tunnel to Towers announced the mortgage payoffs of six homes, including the home of country music star-turned police officer Jeff Carson.
For more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to DO GOOD, visit T2T.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Tunnel2Towers.
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