Tunnel to Towers Foundation pays off mortgage for fallen Albert Lea firefighter

(ABC 6 News) – The Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced it has paid, in full, the mortgage on the home of a fallen Albert Lea firefighter as part of its 4th annual, ‘Season of Hope.’

Lieutenant Brett Boss, lost his lengthy battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, on Feb. 5, 2022. Boss was just 38-years-old.

LT. Boss was born and raised in Albert Lea. He joined the Albert Lea Fire Department in 2004, serving the community for over 17 years. Along with his role in the fire department, Boss was an EMT, a Hazmat Technician, a fire investigator, and a firefighter instructor for the Riverland Community College.

Boss left behind his wife, Danielle, and his two children. 

Tunnel to Towers has ensured the family can stay in the home they shared forever. The organization’s ‘Season of Hope’ celebrates the holiday season by ensuring families, who are facing the holidays without a loved one, will always have a place to call home.

“This holiday season, we honor those families who have sacrificed so much for all of us. To the families who are still grieving the recent loss of a loved one and to those who are enduring another year with an empty seat at the table, Tunnel to Towers is honored to celebrate your loved one’s service and ensure that you and your family can stay in your home forever,”  said Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO Frank Siller. 

This year alone, Tunnel to Towers will deliver over 200 mortgage-free homes across the country to America’s heroes and their families.