As healthcare workers risk their lives to treat patients amid the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations are providing much-needed support to the workers on the frontlines.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is not only raising money to provide essential protective equipment and meals for essential workers, but it also plans to offer mortgage relief for families of healthcare workers who lose their lives and leave behind young children.
The group launched the COVID-19 Heroes Fund, which has already raised over $4 million\. 
Frank Siller, Tunnel to Towers chief executive officer, told Cheddar Wednesday,“The Tunnel to Towers Foundation will take over the mortgage for a period of time,” he said. “We are also buying all of the protective gear. The masks, the gowns and other things we are distributing from New York.”
Siller said the group has been distributing most of the protective gear and supplies to New York hospitals because the state is still grappling with the largest number of coronavirus cases across the country. The foundation is also providing meals for Emergency Medical Service workers and volunteers.
The Tunnels to Towers Foundation was founded in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks in honor of Siller's younger brother Stephen, a New York City firefighter, who died that day. The organization raises money to help injured veterans and the families of fallen first responders.