About Firehouse Moustache Wax, LLC
& Our Charity of the Year Info

Here are some photos of the cabin (aka Firehouse Moustache Wax Central) during a rare Mississippi snow, and a couple photos in warmer weather.

Background Info. & FMW’s Story:

The wax is literally handmade, hand-poured and hand-tested by John in a quaint, rustic 2 bedroom/1.5 bath cabin in Mississippi. (See photos above.) The cabin is meant to generally be a guest cabin, but has now become Firehouse Moustache Wax Central! All wax is made in its kitchen area, which can get quite messy! There is no central heat or air in the cabin so John likes to heat his working area in the Winter with the large brick fireplace along with a gas heater that's in the wall. He likes to keep the windows open to have a little ventilation from the constant smell of wax, so it can stay quite cool in there despite the fireplace/gas heater. In the very hot months that Mississippi is known for, he uses a wall/window a.c. unit in the main area to cool things off, but still keeps a couple windows open. So it can get fairly toasty in the warmer months when making his 3 waxes: Light, Dark and the infamous 'Wacky Tacky.' 

John is a firefighter by trade as well as a farrier/horseshoer on his days off from the station, in addition to the time consuming wax making. He formulated the wax after 2 different waxes he used were no longer available and he just couldn't find anything comparable that worked. He decided maybe he could make his own wax to withstand the heat and humidity in Mississippi as well as the damp and cold. After many trial and error batches, he came up with the formulations of Firehouse Moustache Wax. Many of the guys at the fire station also got in on the fun and experimentation. In addition to John using it, he shared his wax with friends/co-workers and family who all thought it was great. He then stated to his wife back in 2006, "I think I'll try to market this on the internet." She nonchalantly told him, "Sure, if you want to" while thinking, "Who in the world is going to buy moustache wax??" Well, she ate those words as they now sell all over the world and, for a small 'mom and pop' business, continue to grow. As a side note, his wife has never been particularly fond of his moustache and has never seen him without it since they first met in 1990. He's had his 'stache since 1987. To John’s satisfaction and her dismay, she now can't say anything about his 'stache, particularly since she's running the business end!

See the news segment that was done on us by our local NBC News affiliate. It consists of two short videos, one that was on the morning news (minute long) and one that was on the evening news (2 minutes long):

​ http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/25137232/firehouse-moustache-wax-business-matters

To see an article about our business in our local paper as well as a local magazine click below:  

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(2nd photo is enlargement of 1st page insert)
September 2018 edition

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Total Charity Donation thus far for 2020: $334.75


​25 cents per tin and 50 cents per
t-shirt/sweatshirt sold in 2020 will be donated to:

TUNNEL TO TOWERS FOUNDATION

Firehouse Moustache Wax Charity

We are pleased to announce that our 2020 Charity of the Year will be Tunnel to Towers Foundation.  
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.
They also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
See below for some of their  different programs that help injured veterans, fallen first responders and Gold Star families. Please check out their website for a more extensive list and information of all the great things they do. ( https://tunnel2towers.org/ )

Thank you for purchasing our product and helping out such a worthy cause! (click download for summarized Fact Sheet)

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About Stephen Siller / Stephen's Story

Smart Home Program

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation builds mortgage-free smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members. Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each individual. Smart homes host a myriad of features such as automated doors and lighting, wider halls and doorways, special showers to accommodate wheelchairs, automatic door openers, cabinets, counters, and stove tops that can be raised and lowered, back-up generators, and central heating and air conditioning systems that can be controlled by tablets. These homes enable our most severely injured heroes’ live better, more independent lives.
In 2017, the Foundation has delivered, started construction or is in the design stage of a total of 75 smart homes. They have committed to build a minimum of 200 smart homes for service members who sustained injuries in combat or training for deployment.
Firefighter Stephen Gerard Siller was the youngest of seven children born to Mae and George Siller. At the age of eight, Stephen lost his father, and a year and a half later his mother passed away, leaving him an orphan to be raised by his older siblings. For a while Stephen went through a period of struggle, but thanks to the love of his siblings, and the values instilled in him by his parents, he grew up to be an extraordinary individual and dedicated firefighter. More than most, he knew that time was precious and accomplished much in his 34 years.

On September 11, 2001, Stephen, who was assigned to Brooklyn’s Squad 1, had just finished his shift and was on his way to play golf with his brothers when he got word over his scanner of a plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Upon hearing the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later. He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear.
Stephen drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes. Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others.

Stephen had everything to live for; a great wife, five wonderful children, a devoted extended family, and friends. Stephen’s parents were lay Franciscans and he grew up under the guiding philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi, whose encouraging and inspirational phrase “while we have time, let us do good” were words that Stephen lived by. Stephen’s life and heroic death serve as a reminder to us all to live life to the fullest and to spend our time here on earth doing good – this is his legacy.

Fallen First Responder Home Program

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring we never forget the events of 9/11 and the sacrifices that were made and continue to be made by our first responders in the line of duty. Through the Fallen First Responder Home Program, Tunnel to Towers aims to pay off the mortgage on the family home of every law enforcement officer and firefighters killed in the line of duty that leaves behind young children. It is the Foundation’s mission to provide these families with the stability and security that they so desperately need. By lifting this financial burden, promising their home will be theirs forever, they hope to offer some relief when tragedy strikes.

Gold Star Family Home Program

The Gold Star Family Home Program, launched in September 2018, honors the legacy of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. The Foundation will provide a 100 percent mortgage-free home to surviving spouses with young children. The Foundation is committed to raising $250 million to provide 1,000 homes to Gold Star Families.

Legacy of Love & Wings of a Hero Awards

Because Stephen was an orphan at the age of 10, and later became a loving father of five, the well-being of children is near and dear to the Foundation. We strive to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of children. Every child deserves a loving home, an education and a promising future. Since the inception of our Foundation, we have helped local children in need who have been orphaned or who have lost one parent.

Since the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s inception, countless children, who have either been orphaned or have lost one
parent, have been recipients of necessary funding to assist with education, counseling or other needs. Through the Legacy of Love
initiative, families have received funding to assist with immediate emergency needs. To date, $750,000 has been gifted to recipients through these two programs.

Stephen's House of the New York Foundling

The Foundation co-chaired the capital campaign for a residential home providing a temporary haven for orphaned and/or broken teenagers so that they might live productive and fulfilling lives. Stephen’s name on the front of the home high on a hill in Staten Island, New York, gives witness to his love of children and commitment to caring about those in need.

Stephen’s House provides a safe haven for abused and neglected boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. The five-story facility includes ample recreational space, a meditation room, a diagnostic center, and 24 single dormitory-style rooms on two residential floors, one for girls and one for boys. Its setting, high on a hill, provides beautiful views of the Narrows and New York Harbor.

Superstorm Sandy Relief

In response to our community’s tragic loss, the Foundation worked to restore the lives of families devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The Foundation set up three relief centers where disaster victims received essential food items and supplies to restore their lives, and worked tirelessly with thousands of volunteers to gut houses, provide clean up, and restore damaged homes. With the help of 15,000 volunteers, the Foundation cleaned and gutted 1,800 homes, carried our mold remediation on 1,000 homes, and completely rebuilt 250 homes. In total, 1,000,000 volunteer hours and $50,000,000.00 in services were provided to storm victims.

STEPHEN’S HOUSE OF THE MAISON D’ENFANTS PAR LA FOI ORPHANAGE

After an earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the Foundation committed to join New Hope Baptist Church of Watertown, NY to help raise funds to relocate an orphanage for over 100 children in need of a safe place to heal and thrive. This project is now complete! Your support enabled them to provide funding for basic needs such as food, shelter, and education for the children.
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Please check out their website for more information on their additional Footsteps to the Future Endowment & Gala, National Run, Walk & Climb Series, 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit, New York City 5K,  Tower Climb NYC, BBQ for our Bravest, Tunnel to Towers National Golf Series, Liberty National Golf Outing, & 2020 TCS New York City Marathon.


THEIR IMPACT

$250 MILLION
ALLOCATED TO PROGRAMS


350,000
Visitors to 9/11 Mobile Exhibit


93%
Direct to Programs

PREVIOUS CHARITY DONATIONS:

2019 Donation to Heroes and Horses ( https://www.heroesandhorses.org/ ) $3,350.00

2018 Donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children ( www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) $3,800.00

2017 Donation to F.R.E.E. International ( FreeInternational.org ) $3,700.00

2016 Donation to Wounded Warriors of Mississippi ( www.woundedwarriorsofms.com) $4,000.00

2015 Donation to Stewpot Community Services ( Stewpot.org) $4,845.00

2014 Donation to Guardians of Rescue ( www.GuardiansOfRescue.org) $6,615.00

2013 Donation to Wish For Our Heroes ( www.wishforourheroes.org) $6.430.00

2012 Donation to Sunnybrook Children's Home ( www.sunnych.net) $3,585.00

2011 Donation to Community Animal Rescue & Adoption ( www.carams.org) $2,125.00

2010 Donation to Arkansas Children's Hospital ( www.archildrens.org) $1,110.00

2009 Donation to Mercy Flight Southeast ( www.mercyflightse.org) $850.00

2008 Donation to Mississippi SIDS Alliance ( www.ms-sids.org): $450.00

2007 Donation to Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital ( www.umc.edu/childrenshospital): $260.00

2006 Donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital ( www.stjude.org ): $164.00