Alumnus, honorary degree recipient donates materials and workers to rebuild Breezy Point firehouse

Jim Killoran, a 1980 history and sociology graduate of Saint Joseph’s College and the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, N.Y., has pledged to donate materials and manpower to rebuild a Breezy Point, N.Y., firehouse that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Killoran appeared on the May 7 “You’re Not Dreaming Series” segment of Good Morning America to announce the project, along with the president of Direct Relief – a medical relief organization – Thomas Tighe, who presented the firefighters with a $10,000 check for the construction of a second floor on the firehouse. Killoran’s Habitat office will donate labor and materials, including the flooring, sheetrock, insulation and paint.

“A long time after we are gone,” said Killoran, “they will be there, saving lives and stopping fires.” The Good Morning America segment can be seen here: http://abcn.ws/11fJOyA

Killoran will be present at Saint Joseph’s May 11 Commencement, when the College will confer to him an honorary degree, a Doctor of Public Service. Kevin McCarthy, president and CEO of Unum US, will also be presented with a Doctor of Public Service.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, will be the Commencement speaker, and she will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

 May 7, 2013
Contact: David Svenson at 207-893-7723 · dsvenson@sjcme.edu