Outrageous Organizers Say 9/11 Charity Stair Climb Was Canceled Over Greed
A charity "stair climb" to raise money for veterans and honor 9/11 first responders has been canceled, and the alleged reason why will make your blood boil.
The Durst Organization, the landlord of One World Trade Center, is afraid the event would scare off potential tenants by reminding them about the 2001 terror attack, according to the organizers of the Tunnel to Towers stair climb.
“This is all about profits, greed and getting the building leased,’’ said John Hodge, chairman of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Hodge explained that his organization successfully held its first stair climb at the site last year, but Durst placed a series of hurdles before the foundation this year, eventually leading to the event's cancelation.
The stair climb was meant to raise funds to build high-tech homes for wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Last year, the 1,000 participants in the the Tunnel to Towers stair climb raised about $500,000.
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