Today the General Motors Foundation announced that they have donated $50,000 to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to help build specialized homes for injured U.S. military veterans. Additionally, GM’s Customer Care and Aftersales Veterans Group recently gave $126,000 to the cause.
“Supporting our nation’s military heroes and their families is extremely important to us,” said the President of GM North America (and GM Foundation board member), Alan Batey. “Through the GM Foundation’s donation to the Stephen Siller Foundation, we will help provide our veterans with the stability of a safe and permanent home.”
While Batey was presenting the $50,000 GM Foundation grant to support the “Building for America’s Bravest” initiative, he was joined by GM’s U.S. Sales and Service vice president Steve Hill, who presented $126,000 on behalf of the Customer Care and Aftersales Veterans Group, an organization that advocates for current military and transitioning service members.
Said Hill, “General Motors has a long history of supporting the military. Today we are committed to supporting our veterans in three key aspects of their lives: helping them find a job after their military service; helping them purchase a GM vehicle, and working with organizations like the Stephen Siller Foundation to help veterans find a place to live.”
“We’re committed to giving back to those who have given so much of themselves to keep our country safe,” added Hill.
The foundation was named after Stephen Siller, New York firefighter who died trying to save others on September 11, 2001.