Sean Collins was a man who loved life, his family and friends. He never shied away from challenges and always found a way to meet them. Sean was the type of person who wanted to help people, and was able to find an outlet for that passion through his career as a lineman with IBEW Local #3. Although his life ended tragically and way too soon, the legacy he left through the hundreds of lives he touched during his tour of duty in Puerto Rico, helping rebuild after the ravages of Hurricane Maria continues through this day. Sean was aboslutely captivated by the people of Puerto Rico and loved what he was doing to help them.
It's this sense of purpose that Sean espoused, that we his family want to perpetuate through the establishment of this fund. The vision, depending on the fund's success, is to establish a Memorial Scholarship for the children of his brother linemen along with other charitable activities that foster Sean's love of life, people and duty. With the family's blessing, I will administer this fund to ensure Sean's memory is kept alive through future generations of linemen and other charitable works.
If Sean's story touches you in any positive way, please consider a small donation to keep his spirit alive.
For more background to Sean's incredible story, please see the piece that was featured in New York's Staten Island Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/2018/02/sean_collins.html
Thank you again for your thoughts, prayers, condolences and your consideration.John Swift, Executive Director