The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a non-profit that supports the families of fallen firefighters, responders, and injured veterans, is getting a $3M from talk radio host Rush Limbaugh.
The donation comes from sales of Limbaugh’s “Betsy Ross” flag T-shirt, which was created as a response to criticism from former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to FOX News. Kaepernick reportedly objected to Nike releasing sneakers featured the flag, arguing the flag was a symbol of slavery in America, the report said.
Frank Siller, who started Tunnel to Towers in memory of his brother, a New York firefighter who lost his life on 9/11, said last week that he was “beyond words” over the shirt sales. The new funds enabled the foundation to immediately pay off the mortgages of six more heroes, Siller told FOX.
Read more about the donation and the controversy over the flag HERE.