(CNN) — New York City’s police commissioner recognized two very generous little girls on Friday. On Sunday, May 17th, the girls led a stair climb at One World Trade Center.
The sisters from Wisconsin donated their Christmas money to a charity helping the families of two NYPD officers shot and killed in the line of duty.
Nine-year-old Gretchen and seven-year-old Victoria Lysne gave $20 each after hearing their parents talk about officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
The officers were shot to death in December while on duty.
“It just hit me seeing the funeral procession and seeing images of his family members. And I told my husband, Craig, the girl’s dad who is here also that we really needed to do something. And it was at that moment that I was ‘I have to go and do something right now.’ Not just ‘oh I will do it later.’ So I went online and I Googled where and how to donate,” the girls’ mother, Rachel Lysne said.
The Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Fund was so touched by the girls’ donation, it selected them to lead a stair climb at One World Trade Center Sunday. The event raised money for fallen officers.