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Jim Killoran

Community Advisor

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. Westchester Habitat For Humanity Celebrates 50 Years With Walk

    Westchester Habitat For Humanity Celebrates 50 Years With Walk

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Habitat for Humanity of Westchester celebrated its 50th anniversary at 1 p.m. on Nov.2 at Constitution Park next to Village Hall in Larchmont (across from St. Augustine’s Church).Jim Killoran, chief executive officer, of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, will walk 10.1 miles from Yonkers to Larchmont to mark Habitat’s progress. Not everyone who signs up with a ...

  2. Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Car In New Rochelle ID'd

    Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Car In New Rochelle ID'd

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The pedestrian struck and killed by a car in New Rochelle on Thursday night has been identified as Bronx resident Richard Mason.According to the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office, Mason, 57, was killed when he was struck shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday night at the intersection of Pelham Road and Leland Avenue. Pelham Road was closed in both ...

  3. New Rochelle-Based Habitat For Humanity Raises Funds Through Walk For Homes

    New Rochelle-Based Habitat For Humanity Raises Funds Through Walk For Homes

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Everyone in Westchester can help Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, based in New Rochelle, continue providing affordable housing for those in need on Sunday, Nov. 8. St. Augustine’s Church in Larchmont will hold its fourth annual Walk for Homes in partnership with the Habitat for Humanity of Westchester. Beginning at 1 p.m. in Larchmont, participants will walk ...

  4. Impact Of Sandy Still Felt Three Years Later

    Impact Of Sandy Still Felt Three Years Later

    LOWER HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- Oct. 29 will be the three-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy making landfall in the Lower Hudson area.Homes were destroyed, power was out for weeks and waiting in line for gas for more than an hour became the norm. Three people died in Westchester, two of them children.Sandy, the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history, lasted from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31 in ...

  5. Yonkers Students Assist Habitat For Humanity

    Yonkers Students Assist Habitat For Humanity

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Volunteers from Roosevelt High School recently assisted builders from Habitat for Humanity.Habitat for Humanity and the volunteers built a home for a veteran in Yonkers. 

  6. Student Volunteers Help Build Homes In Yonkers With Habitat For Humanity

    Student Volunteers Help Build Homes In Yonkers With Habitat For Humanity

    RIVERTOWNS, N.Y. -- A group of Ardsley High School students spent their weekend volunteering with Habitat for Humanity at Battle Hill in Yonkers to build a house for a family in need. The build is part of Habitat of Westchester's "No More Ugly," program. The program attempts to revitalize entire neighborhoods by adopting 30 neighborhoods to transform for their 30th ...

  7. Scarsdale Students Volunteers At Habitat For Humanity In New Rochelle

    Scarsdale Students Volunteers At Habitat For Humanity In New Rochelle

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- More than 25 students joined Scarsdale's Habitat for Humanity as they volunteered at the organization's New Rochelle location on Saturday. 

  8. Habitat For Humanity Celebrates Anniversary Of ReStore in Westchester

    Habitat For Humanity Celebrates Anniversary Of ReStore in Westchester

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Habitat for Humanity of Westchester will celebrate its one-year anniversary Oct. 9-12 of its ReStore with a 50 percent off sale and fun-filled events.Habitat for Humanity ReStores are non-profit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of ...

  9. West Point Cadets Assist Habitat For Humanity In Yonkers

    West Point Cadets Assist Habitat For Humanity In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Cadets from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point assisted Habitat for Humanity during the organization's build-a-thon. The cadets spent the weekend at MJ Fruits and Vegetable painting the grocery store and planting a garden.

  10. Holy Child Rye Assists Habitat For Humanity In Pope Francis Build-a-Thon

    Holy Child Rye Assists Habitat For Humanity In Pope Francis Build-a-Thon

    RYE, N.Y. — To celebrate the New York visit of Pope Francis, more than 80 teachers and staff from Holy Child in Rye showed up in Yonkers on Sunday to aid Habitat For Humanity in its Pope Francis Build-a-Thon. The organization was building a house in Yonkers in honor of Pope Francis' visit. 

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