Due to your support of the Stand Up for Betsy Ross campaign, $5 million has been donated so far to our heroes through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
In July 2019, we launched the Stand Up for Betsy Ross campaign in response to the negative publicity surrounding Nike’s decision to pull shoes featuring the Betsy Ross flag. We began selling a simple Stand Up for Betsy Ross t-shirt with proceeds to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The shirts became an instant hit. Listeners purchased the shirts in droves as a way to demonstrate pride in our flag and our country’s values. By the end of July, hundreds of thousands of Stand Up for Betsy Ross shirts were sold across the country and the world.
In the following months, new designs of the Betsy Ross shirts were created and, to date, over $5 million has been donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Stephen Siller was a firefighter who died in New York City, saving others on September 11, 2001. Today the Tunnel to Towers Foundation helps the families of fallen military personnel and first responders with home mortgage grants. It also provides “smart homes” to allow those severely injured to live independently.
Due to the outpouring of support for the Stand Up for Betsy Ross campaign, over 100 jobs have been created in the United States from sourcing to printing to fulfillment and warehouse operations.
We are extraordinarily proud of this effort and everyone who has been a part of it.
Our best to you,
Rush and Kathryn