The famous UFC fighter Conor McGregor made an important and generous announcement on Wednesday when he donated $1,000,000 to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation while appearing on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’.
The foundation, which was founded following the tragedy of 9/11, is dedicated to the life of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller who gave his life to save others in the Twin Towers. The organization aims to assist the families and honor the memory of the first responders who gave up their lives on that day. In addition, they provide assistance to veterans and gold star families.
In total the organization has given over $500 million to families, given over 600 mortgage-free homes, and held over 80 events honoring the memory of those who died on 9/11.
“As human beings, it’s a must to give back. I work to give back. I work to support my family, and, you know, this is what we must deal with,” McGregor said. “If people want to help donate to this great foundation, Tunnel to Towers, you can also, we’d appreciate that greatly.”
McGregor has long been a supporter of the foundation, giving $4 million in a previous generous gift, as reported by Fox News Digital. In addition to McGregor’s donation on Wednesday, Sean Hannity also wrote a check for $100,000 to the organization.
While on Hannity, the Tunnels to Towers CEO Frank Siller said that Buffalo, New York, firefighter Jason Arno had recently passed away while battling a blaze, leaving behind his wife and daughter.
Siller noted that the organization, like the 60 other times they have down it, will be paying off the mortgage on the family’s home.
“You should know that this money that you gave us and the viewers that have helped us for years, this is how we pay off these mortgages,” Siller told McGregor following his kind donation.
McGregor’s generosity is truly a display of empathy, compassion, and reverence for the men and women who are heroes to the country. His donation will go a long way in assisting those in need.
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