May 2018 Volunteer Spotlight – Cliff McClanahan

When it comes to Rebuilding Hope, volunteer Cliff McClanahan just might be a man for all reasons.

Forklift and truck maintenance, plumbing, electrical and roof repairs, building ramps, installing windows and doors and, as Cliff puts it, “anything needed.”

“I had a need to serve and the skills to do it,” he says.

Cliff says he heard a presentation about RHI about 10 years ago at a men’s breakfast at Central Baptist Church. He asked how he could help. He’s been helping ever since, starting with the forklift.

“Seeing a homebound person able to leave home by the ramp you’ve installed or that someone’s plumbing or electrical works” is a blessing, Cliff says.

The Missouri native and Navy veteran encourages volunteering at RHI.

“There’s something for everybody here if you’ll just do it.”

Cliff retired after operating his own truck repair business in Virginia for 30 years. He is a deacon at Central and has served on several committees.

Cliff and Jane, his wife of 50 years, have a son and daughter and two granddaughters.