Unlike the Rootless Davos Men, MMA Star Conor McGregor Donates $1 Million to First Responder Organization in New York
Last year, MMA stalwart Conor McGregor announced that a piece of his profits from his Proper No. Twelve whiskey business would be donated to first responders around the world. Now, the first round of donations — at around $1 million — is going straight to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation in New York City. This will help pay off the mortgages of families of law enforcement and firefighters who died on duty.
According to the press release from The Mac Life,
The company is proud to announce it has selected the New York-headquartered Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to receive this $1 million donation for the United States. The donation will go towards paying off the mortgages for families of law enforcement officers and firefighters across the country, who were killed in the line of duty and left behind young children. Tunnel to Towers has a score of 100 for Accountability & Transparency on Charity Navigator. Additional donations will be announced in March and April for first responder organizations in Ireland, Canada, the UK, Australia, Russia, Poland and South Africa.
Additionally, McGregor sent out a public service announcement encouraging people to donate $11 to the foundation to help his cause out.
Additional donations are soon to be announced and will be allocated towards first responder organizations in Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Poland and South Africa in the upcoming months.
The Irish MMA superstar made an emphatic return after knocking out MMA veteran Donald Cerrone in less than a minute at UFC 246 in Las Vegas, Nevada.