Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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The last five years of my life have been a challenge, personally…and today is my two year anniversary of losing my life..

Diana Torres Killoran.what a saint and witness of love…she had to support me, who gave my life to helping build homes and neighborhoods..

Including the sacrifice of my sons..giving up what other kids had, including their dad sat and Sundays for volunteers who build all the time..

Thank you Sons I love you.

 

This is a ministry of love..it affects you to help build homes, it affects you to get habititis! It helps you to change neighborhoods and other families lives..

It also helps you to build Veterans homes!  in that area, this Memorial Day weekend, we remember every soldier, every veteran who gave their life in service, to that end we build and we rebuild communities together..

May Godbless you today…thank you Diana and sons for allowing me to do what I do..and for being with me, to help others live in simple decent homes!

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

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Back in the blogosphere…here on a day of spring that snow fell but will melt and YES ITS HAMMERTIME!WE BUILD IN #Millwood #Yonkers

Ossining, #newRochelle #mtvernon, and more!

We move ahead..we build and rebuild! Are you with us!

This week coming is Holy Week, its hammer time! we are so blessed to be able to have this opportunity to do amazing things with a prayer for holiness and a hammer for a home! #NehemiahBuilders..tikkun elum..and the Lord was a MasterCarpenter!

With that in mind sign up! Spring training kickoff is March 28th..join us!

Friday, December 29, 2017

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This Hanukkah Christmas New Year has been an interesting one to say the least..

We have been helping no stop including today helping a seniors family get heat, their home rehabbed for a disabled daughter, and bringing hope everyday

Another volunteer comes by..in Ossining in the town on Chappaqua.

We moved Alvin and his wife into a condo,what a joy, a former crack house now a beautiful home for a family..amazing!

We also helped 30 plus fire victims with new coats gloves, hats and socks, given  out to them by myself after I was contacted to respond…

In Mamoroneck..

We get ready for another ribbon cutting of a home to start at historic #Moquette Row, this great project will move quickly and help a family live with the American dream of home ownership!

With that in mind, we need your continued support..Chappaqua King street will have great momentum and two more homes in Millwood.

We will start a shipping container home in Millwood too…amazing..

We also gave out 500 gifts in the rockaways to our friends there….

With all of that we say thank you!   we are blessed by you, and ask for your prayers, and for your donation..

It is all a  true blessing to our vital work! God bless

 

Jim Killoran, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

659 Main Street, New Rochelle NY 10801

(914) 730-2316

 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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We were honored to speak at the Westfair Millieniels nite, for awards..

The challenges to milleniels are many, college debt, no ability to own, but great hearts..

We hope to change this with our milleniel advisory committee. We will have a milleniel build meeting…

And milleniel build week.

As we speak people in Puerto Rico are still suffering, no electricity many without water and food, we will be going

There within two weeks…my wifes family is from there, and in their honor we created the Diana build.

Thanks to Mamoroneck Diner and Gjokos and the many who have helped us over the years.. to assist us make it..

We continue.. in our vital work, to make things happen..we save lives, we change communities and we bring hope and love..

With that in mind we are excited this week we start another project on Moquette Row…a home and helping to rehab the neighborhood

We have estimates of more than 2 million dollrs of volunteer labor, brush with kindness, and rehabs of former crack houses in this neighborhood.

We make it NMU, will you join us today?

 

Jim Killoran, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

659 Main Street, New Rochelle NY 10801

(914) 730-2316

 

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Friday, October 27, 2017

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The week that is..

It has been a long time since I have written…Hurricane Sandy, our relief efforts of 9000 plus volunteers, then my wife passed away, after two years of home hospice, and just back into feeling like I can share again.

Certainly this week with the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy being five years is one good reason.

Also our journey to our 30th anniversary celebration is another…and last our work to help

Be part of relief efforts in Puerto Rico (my wifes family from there) personally moved me to write some thoughts.

 

Our efforts are blessed, yes BLESSED by God with our volunteers…..our ministry of love has been a long journey in action and love…from helping to rehab a rundown three unit condo in yonkers, to helping to start a new neighborhood in white plains, of 6 new homes, to moving a family out of harms way whose 3 year old was shot and killed and we moved them into a new home.and to relief from Mamoroneck to sandy has been unbelievable.  From deep sadness to great joy, from distressed homes to energy efficient….from substandard hoods, to NMU and hoods for good…

I will be sharing 30th anniversary stories to help hilite this journey and ask for your prayers and support as we move ahead to build and rebuild…

With that in mind in all we say and do we say thanks to God for you..

 

Jim Killoran, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

659 Main Street, New Rochelle NY 10801

(914) 730-2316

 

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Monday, September 25, 2017

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A world to change..a world we need to see healed…a happy new year, bendiciones

What a month…we pray for Puerto Rico and all our amigos y amigas alla..I have supported Martin Pena Canal there, with

Habitat building and God knows more building of a whole island is in order..

This vital transformation is one which we can help our hermanos y hermanas come back stronger than ever..

Stay tuned.

God bless you

 

Jim Killoran, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

659 Main Street, New Rochelle NY 10801

(914) 730-2316

 

The excitement is building. Sign up for our email newsletter at www.habitatwc.org

 

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

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The pundits babble on radio..while people wade in water, suffering, no homes, no city, no placement…I cant always understand it, but can turn it off.

The relief effort is vital..we are accepting gift cards for Houstonians, that will assist.  Today is the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina…NOLA is getting hit by rain today as well….we pray for you NOLA and all our friends…there…

Yesterday on News12 we had coverage of our efforts to help. Houston, we are accepting gift cards now, and or donations..we will do our music festival Oct 8th for helping to raise money for there as well…email me or go to habitatwc.org to make a donation…we have families on the ground, and organizations…Houston@habitatwc.org

Also congrads to Mike Valesquez, who goes to Kuwait, but gets married today..he and his lovely bride an honor to be with him….he is one of our Soldier Sons..One Team one Fight..so blessed that you will be married to such a great woman..we got your six!

With that in mind, the world is fragile, but with Gods help, with prayer and action, we get through it…

We challenge everyone to realize we are only a disaster away…be prepared,..and when people need help..help us help them…God bless you!

 

Jim Killoran, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

659 Main Street, New Rochelle NY 10801

(914) 636-8335 ext. 101

 

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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The mission continues…on the phone yesterday w Huoston and some of our partners, groups are calling to see what we can do bring supplies, we will be there to help…thank you! we have so many who know we are real, we are supportive and will be there to help!

With that in mind, we are planning  a trip there and will get back shortly to you on exact date. The long term rebuilding like Sandy will take Gutting and mucking, supplies, money, labor, and more to help people get whole……for a long time to come..like we rehabbed in NOLA, and Mamoroneck and Sandy, and Yonkers, we have rehabbed thousands of homes, flooded, and zombie homes, that now families returned too.

Lessons learned…for sure, look at prudent development…cutting corners, costs lives…more to follow on that one..email Houston@habitatwc.org

 

Just returned from an early morning visit in #Portchester looking at the Grove ST Initiative, I love Portchester, we love Portchester…I started there 25 plus years ago, and became on the board, then the vicepresident of the board and then the President of the board…and finally CEO..we built on Grove St in Portchester, and the Grove Street Initiatives are upon us.. we will build again there…and look forward to working with the great Village of Portchester, and all its citizens and members and leaders to help!

 

The county is made up of 47 towns and cities, all over..multiple police forces, schools, administrations..oh vey…but Portchester is a small locally run town, home of Ed Sullivan by the way..and it is on the move..

 

We love Portchester, if you want to get involved there, email me jim@habitatwc.org calme t 914 403 4821…the 30 anniversary moves ahead..

 

 

Jim Killoran, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

659 Main Street, New Rochelle NY 10801

(914) 636-8335 ext. 101

 

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Poverty, because it’s not just in third world Countries. It’s in our world too. 

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Monday, August 28, 2017

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Houston, under water, very sad…the big one was coming, last year in March 2016 dire warnings were made from Ike that Houston was so vunerable..

Along with that our lessons as a country, need to be reviewed..overdevelopment, throwing the dice is so risky and we have risked much, our country, our lives

From Manhattan to Rockaways from Mamoroneck to Rockport and from Houston to Hurricane Katrina areas…we have not thought long range..

The young history of our country has produced greatness and challenges, life and overdelopment, wealth and extreame poverty…to that end we continue

Today we have en email Houston@habitwatwc.org and those wanting to help with our relief…please email..or donate

I am contract with boots on the ground and we will also help displaced Houstonians who end up here. We already have places we know that will be made available to help…

It is a time we need to pray, act, and help one another, our lives and America depends upon it.

 

Jim Killoran, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

659 Main Street, New Rochelle NY 10801

(914) 636-8335 ext. 101

 

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Monday, August 21, 2017

FW: 30 years blog

The journey for 30 continues..our anniversary, we have done so much.

With that in mind, we move ahead, we help to build….into the future w friends from the past.

Groups such as Schimenti construction came out yesterday, givng back, helping to sheetrock homes with us..

Amazing! Their work in a day was like 3 months of labor for us from unskilled workers..thank you.

Today we work with Avi on his mitvah project..such an honor..i work with rabbis, priests, ministers and more all

Helping me to work on projects to make the world and communities better…from Homes to in this case our 911

Community garden we say Todah!

The theology of the hammer resounds and hammers ahead stronger than ever…I met with my hammerers yesterday, builders

Campers in Chappaqua yesterday..100 builders campers this past summer….amazing.

We are looking to do this all year round, stay tuned..

As well as starting DYI classes regularly..

And our Restore continues to shine on main st..no question.

Shining for helping the thousands who have saved money, through low purchases,while raising sales tax, helping save landfill

And building a better future..

So join us the excitement is building!

 

Jim Killoran, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

659 Main Street, New Rochelle NY 10801

(914) 636-8335 ext. 101

 

The excitement is building. Sign up for our email newsletter at www.habitatwc.org

 

Poverty, because it’s not just in third world Countries. It’s in our world too. 

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Habitat for Humanity Westchester NY - 25 Years

Spring into action; the next 25 years!