Habitat for Humanity of Westchester said "Thank You" to its local supporters today at a luncheon in downtown New Rochelle.
"You are the dream makers," said Jim Killoran, Habitat executive director. "You are helping to change the lives of generations of families."
Killoran greeted representatives of local banks, construction-related companies and other supporters at Habitat's annual luncheon at the Top of the Roc in New Rochelle. Local restaurants in New Rochelle donated food for the event.
As Killoran thanked the supports, he noted that Habitat crews were busy today in White Plains working on a project in that city.
Among the group were several medical students from Virginia Commonwealth University, up for a spring break not of parties and sun, but hard work on behalf of a stranger in need. Some 300 college students, including cadets from West Point, are working with Habitat projects in Westchester this spring break.
"We are just trying to play our parts," said Avi Pillutla, a first-year medical student from Chantilly, VA.
Fellow student, Larry Istrail, from Providence, RI, agreed: "We just want to help the best way we can."
Patch was honored to receive the Habitat for Humanity of Westchester's Corporate Challenge Media Award at today's event.