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TEMECULA, CA (September 10th, 2013). In a press conference scheduled on September 11th at 9:11 a.m. on the footsteps of Temecula City Hall, exactly one year after the dedication of a “Smart Home” in Temecula built for triple amputee veteran, Cpl. Juan Dominguez, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation announce that they will begin fundraising efforts to build Army Staff Sergeant (SSG) Matt Lammers, another triple amputee veteran, a Smart Home in Temecula, California as well.
The foundations are partnering to announce a Lt. Dan Band benefit concert on the steps of Temecula City Hall on November 2nd, 2013 at 7 p.m.
“I was honored and grateful to choose Temecula as the community to call home,” said Cpl. Juan Dominguez. “I received my house on September 11th, the same day that Firefighter Stephen Siller lost his life. I have personally seen the overwhelming generosity of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, The Gary Sinise foundation and this awesome community here in Temecula and I am happy that my good friend, Matt Lammers has chosen to live here as well. I am encourage the citizens of Temecula to come out and support another catastrophically injured veteran on November 2nd.”
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation was started in memory of off-duty FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller after his heroic run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Ground Zero where he lost his life that day. Today, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation have joined forces for a program called “Building for America’s Bravest” that involves building customized “Smart Homes” for America’s most seriously injured veterans such as Ssg. Lammers. All funds raised at the benefit concert will go to “Operation Matt” to support the building of Lammers’ new “Smart Home.”
“It is important to stop and pay tribute to those who have sacrificed the most for our country, like SSG. Matt Lammers,” said actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise. “We were privileged last year honoring USMC Cpl. Juan Dominguez here in Temecula where the community has been so supportive. I hope folks will attend the concert here for Matt and help him reclaim his mobility and independence as well.”
Upon completion of his “Smart Home” next year, Matt and his family will move here where he will continue to work with doctors. “The overwhelming support the Temecula community has given to my fellow veteran Juan Dominguez is truly incredible,” said Lammers. “Because of that, and my friendship with Juan and his wife Alexis, we feel right at home here.”
Tickets for The Lt. Dan Band benefit concert on November 2nd at Temecula City Hall are available at www.OperationMatt.com.
Monetary donations towards building the SSG Matthew Lammers Home will also be accepted through the Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Call: (718) 987-1931 or visit online: Gary Sinise Foundation.
The Lt. Dan Band concert will be rain or shine, Town Square Park at the Civic Center in Old Town Temecula
Address: 41000 Main Street, Temecula, 92590
Donations made through these Foundations, 501(c)3 foundations, are 100% tax deductible.