CEO Frank Siller of Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced on Tuesday that four Gold Star families would be receiving brand new homes. All thanks to the profits from sales of the Rush Limbaugh, Betsy Ross flag T-shirt. The shirt was presented on Fox earlier this month to give people a way to fight against Colin Kaepernick. Following the ex-NFL quarterback controversy with Nike releasing sneakers featuring the Betsy Ross flag. Kaepernick reportedly claimed the flag was a representation of slavery in America.
Rush Limbaugh stated Monday on Fox & Friends that the sales of the $27 shirt have escalated in recent weeks. Enough for $3 million to be donated to the organization, which will contribute to the families of veterans and law enforcement.
Siller began Tunnel to Towers in memory of his brother who lost his life on 9/11 along with survivors and families of first responders. He explained the goal is to build the houses before Christmas for Army PFC Billy Anderson, Army Sgt. Aaron Blasjo, Marine Lance Cpl. Ross Carver and Marine Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez-Hernandez. The shirt sales have already allowed the foundation also to pay off the mortgages of six more heroes immediately.
“Four great Americans that gave their lives for our country. … They left behind a wife and children, and now we’re gonna deliver them mortgage-free homes,” Siller declared.
“$3 million to a charity on a $27 item, I have to thank all of you at Fox for helping us with this; this has been overwhelming. If this money were going to some ‘left-wing’ charity, the drive-by media would be all over this.” Limbaugh said to the hosts.
He said the success of the T-shirts had generated many “knock-offs” online, forcing him to take possible legal action.
Limbaugh exclaimed on “Fox & Friends” that he feels, “there’s no reason to tear down the flag, there’s no reason to tear down our history, and, certainly, there’s no reason to tear down Betsy Ross. Ross is an American hero, maybe one of the first feminists. So the thing happens with Nike. They come out with the Betsy Ross tennis shoes, Colin Kaepernick says he doesn’t like them, Nike shelves them. People are tired of this, guys.” He concluded.