Join us for an inspiring afternoon featuring keynote speaker, Clive Rainey, Habitat for Humanity International's first volunteer. 

Clive Rainey joined Habitat for Humanity International on April 1, 1977, soon after the organization was formed, as its first volunteer. One of his early duties was serving as chair of the family selection committee for the house-building program of Koinonia, a rural Christian community where the idea of building homes in partnership with the poor was conceived. It was Rainey who brought the concept of “Sweat Equity” to Koinonia—and ultimately Habitat – after learning that developers of middle-class housing sometimes used a family’s unskilled labor on their house in lieu of a down payment. Today “Sweat Equity” is a key part of every Habitat build in 80 countries worldwide.

During the luncheon, Rainey will share Habitat stories from the last 46 years, and talk about why we need to make decent, affordable housing a reality for every one.


WHEN: 11:30 am to 1 pm, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

WHERE: Silverton Senior Center (115 Westfield St, Silverton, OR 97381)

Catered by Wooden Nickel