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Jim Killoran

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Jim Killoran has been with Habitat for Humanity for more than 25 years, serving on Boards of Directors in various organizations in the tri-state area. He is a member of the Yonkers Charter School of Excellence and treasurer of the board. He is also a member of the Mount Vernon Amani Charter School Board. He became Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester in 2000. He has worked extensively with the homeless and with issues of low-income housing, and strongly believes that Habitat for Humanity is a real and viable solution for ending poverty, especially during this time in history. Jim ahs worked to involve faith communities, municipalities, schools, universities, businesses and individuals in the struggle for decent housing. Prior to Habitat, Jim worked at start up five mental health programs in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. In addition to the 50 homes completed and 130 flood rehabs completed during the floods of 2007, Jim has brought Habitat groups to northern Ireland, Mexico, El Salvador, New Orleans and California to build. Habitat now has more than 10,000 volunteers a year on its sites in Westchester alone and internationally is in the top 14 homebuilders in the world today. He has been the recipient of several awards for his work.

Jim Killoran's Contributions

  1. Habitat For Humanity Celebrates Three Kings Day, Sets MLK Buildathon

    Habitat For Humanity Celebrates Three Kings Day, Sets MLK Buildathon

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A New Rochelle-based volunteer organization that builds housing for folks in need has set several events for January, says its CEO Jim Killoran.Habitat for Humanity of Westchester will be celebrating the Christian feast day, Three Kings Day (Dios de Los 3 Reyes), aka Epiphany, with a community breakfast from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 7, at its ...

  2. Help Build Four Homes In Chappaqua At Jazz, Dinner Fundraiser

    Help Build Four Homes In Chappaqua At Jazz, Dinner Fundraiser

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Westchester and Homes for the Holidays will be at Chappaqua Station Saturday, Dec. 3, for an evening of Jazz with the Daniel Lauter Quartet.The fundraiser will help the organizations build four homes for families in New Castle.“We are excited about partnering up with Chappaqua Station in our first Homes for the Holidays ...

  3. More Than 250 People Walk For Homes In Westchester

    More Than 250 People Walk For Homes In Westchester

    LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Larchmont hosted more than 250 walkers from all over the county in Habitat for Humanity of Westchester's 15th anniversary Walk for Homes on Sunday.Larchmont is where this local Habitat group built its first home. The organization also helped more than 200 families in the floods of 2006."On a beautiful fall day, these walkers also come out, and they build with us ...

  4. Briarcliff Students Help Build Habitat Home In Millwood

    Briarcliff Students Help Build Habitat Home In Millwood

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Two local families have new homes to move into in Millwood and New Castle thanks to many volunteers, including ones from the Briarcliff High School Habitat Club.The students worked last weekend on the houses, which have items such as windows, doors and siding, paid for through sponsorships, said CEO Jim Killoran."This is great to see local people ...

  5. West Point Cadets Help Habitat In Chappaqua

    West Point Cadets Help Habitat In Chappaqua

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - West Point cadets volunteered Sunday to renovate an old Quaker meeting room in New Castle and turn it into condominiums.They worked on two of five units that comprise the Habitat of Westchester project.West Point cadets have a 25-year tradition of contributing to projects.Those interested in volunteering or making a donation to Habitat of Westchester, should get in ...

  6. West Point Cadets Volunteer For Habitat For Humanity In Yonkers

    West Point Cadets Volunteer For Habitat For Humanity In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- West Point cadets teamed up to lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity on Saturday.The cadets helped out in Yonkers in preparation for Habitat's Veterans Buildathon. The buildathon, which will run from Nov. 6 to Nov. 13 will work on helping more than 25 veterans have a place to live, along with rehabbing an American Legion facility. “We believe every vet should have a home ...

  7. Habitat For Humanity Westchester Unveils 9-11 Sculpture

    Habitat For Humanity Westchester Unveils 9-11 Sculpture

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Habitat For Humanity is helping people rise up from the horrors of Sept. 11.Habitat, as part of its annual 9/11 Build-A-Thon was gifted two pieces of art from Larchmont resident Paolo Corvino. The work is made out of structural steel salvaged from the World Trade Center after 9/11. These pieces of work are on display at Habitat for Humanity of Westchester ReStore ...

  8. Habitat For Humanity Collecting Money For Ayala Family

    Habitat For Humanity Collecting Money For Ayala Family

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- In one second, a stray bullet changed the lives of the Ayala family when it struck Manuel Ayala in the chest as he sat outside of a Union Avenue bodega in New Rochelle.Ayala, a Mexican national, was visiting family in New Rochelle when the bullet ended his life. A father of 12, and grandfather of 10, Ayala was well loved. In an effort to the help the family, ...

  9. 'Summer Of Volunteering' Kicks Off Monday At Habitat In New Rochelle

    'Summer Of Volunteering' Kicks Off Monday At Habitat In New Rochelle

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - New Rochelle residents looking to better their community and benefit their neighbors will have the opportunity during Habitat for Humanity of Westchester’s Summer of Volunteering.This week, Habitat for Humanity CEO Jim Killoran and his team of volunteers will welcome the dog days of summer with an orientation to kick off the organization’s “Summer of Volunteering.” ...

  10. Sleepy Hollow's Rey Insurance Brings Shred Event To Benefit Humane Society

    Sleepy Hollow's Rey Insurance Brings Shred Event To Benefit Humane Society

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Wrapping up another year of taxes, Rey Insurance and Legal Shred of the Hudson Valley recently partnered to provide a free shred event to encourage residents to properly destroy their old documents -- and made a donation to the Humane Society of Westchester at New Rochelle.Apart from freeing up space and getting rid of old documents like pay stubs, junk mail and ...

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