Their eyes filling with tears, Pei Xia Chen and Maritza Ramos clutched each other and Tunnel to Towers Foundation Chairman Frank Siller after he announced the group had exceeded its goal of raising $800,000.
"Words cannot express the appreciation that is in my heart," Liu's widow said before hundreds of uniformed cops gathered at the Conrad New York Hotel in lower Manhattan.
According to the article, the foundation vowed to pay off the mortgages just a week after Ramos and Lui were gunned down outside a Brooklyn housing project on Dec. 20. They were able to raise $860,000, with another $150,000 in pledges on the way. The extra money will go toward home renovations.