|It is with great pleasure that we announce a prestigious award for a special person in our community. Longtime Habitat volunteer, Tim Schutz has been awarded the Clive Rainey Lifetime Achievement Award by Habitat International for his sustained commitment to achieving Habitat for Humanity’s mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. This award is one of only two Lifetime Achievement Awards given nationally each year. Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is blessed to have the leadership, passion and commitment of Tim Schutz.
Please join us congratulating Tim on this recognition of his service to our community. Below is additional information on the award and Tim’s involvement with Habitat over 22 years as an exceptional volunteer and supporter.
Tune in to http://kvta.com/on-air/sundays/locals-only/ on April 26th to hear more about Tim’s award.
News Talk 1590 AM KVTA
Two Clive Rainey Lifetime Achievement awards are presented to volunteers who have made an exceptional and sustained commitment to advancing Habitat for Humanity’s mission through generously sharing their talents. In FY2010, the Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed The Clive Rainey Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of Habitat for Humanity’s first volunteer. Clive joined Habitat in 1977 as a general volunteer in Americus, Georgia, doing whatever needed to be done. Since that time, he has been a steadfast champion for Habitat and its mission at home and abroad, including being Habitat for Humanity International’s first director in Africa and using his skills to raise awareness and resources for Habitat’s work worldwide as director of community relations.
Tim Schutz bleeds Habitat for Humanity. Over a decade ago, Tim established an outreach ministry at his church, St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village, called “Habitat to the Max.” This effort has expanded and Tim has built a solid base of work day volunteers and an annual fundraising event which contributes to a significant portion of Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County’s budget. By the end of 2015, the Habitat to the Max ministry will have raised over one million dollars and fully funded 7 affordable, Habitat homes in Ventura County… over 12% of all new homes built by Habitat of Ventura County.
Tim also volunteers weekly at build sites; coordinates volunteer carpools and shuttles people to job sites; arranges for volunteer lunches; picks up materials and hauls donations as needed; organizes “friendraisers” to cultivate new workday and fundraising volunteers; personally solicits donations for their annual fundraising auction/dinner, and designs and builds children’s playhouses which are auctioned off.
Tim Schutz is a true champion for Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County.