Meet Marion and Rob, VPs of Getting It Done in Mexico

As you may know, a few Blitz community members and their nearest and dearest are taking a trek down to Tijuana, Mexico to build a house for a deserving family.

This intrepid crew of Edmontonians are leaving on a jet plane to not just build a house, but to build a place where others can impact their community.Each week, from now until they take off, you will meet a couple of members on the build team.

This week, meet Marion VanGaalen and Rob Kainz, VPs of Getting It Done for the Tijuana house project.

Marion VanGaalen

Marion VanGaalen

What’s your name? What did you do?
Marion VanGaalen – Retired Pediatric Nurse

What inspired you to Blitz Tijuana?
I’ve always wanted to do something like this and Sid’s Facebook invitation prompted me to sign up.

What are you looking forward to the most?
I am looking forward to having the adventure of working with a team on a worthwhile project while learning construction skills for the sake of helping someone in need.

What role on the construction crew do you want the most/want the least?
Anything within my ability that the project manager asks me to do. I could see myself definitely being an errand person 🙂  In regards to what job I want to do the least, I’ll have answer that after the adventure because I do not have any experience with being part of a construction crew.

What do you want to takeaway from this experience?
Memories of working and playing together, and being part of other peoples lives and “giving back”.

Do you have anything to say to the people at home?
I love you and will definitely have new stories to tell.  God bless you and keep you…

Finally, let’s meet Rob Kainz!

Rob Kainz

Rob Kainz

What’s your name? What did you do?
My name is Rob Kainz and I’m a Manager of IT Services for Leduc County.

What inspired you to Blitz Tijuana?
I went on a similar trip that Sid organized through our church and I jumped at the chance to do it again!

What are you looking forward to the most?
I’m looking forward to a week of hard work and reflection.

What role on the construction crew do you want the most/want the least?
I consider myself a jack of all trades and will do what is asked of me.

What do you want to takeaway from this experience?
Satisfaction of helping a family in need of assistance

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