Team VanRooy: Nov. 2-12, 2020

Leading this team: Tim & Carol VanRooy

Tim is a Financial Consultant with Thrivent Financial where he has served clients for over 30 years. He enjoys running and strongly believes in Thrivent’s motto of “Live Generously.” Tim lives this motto by volunteering his time serving on the Minnesota Council of Feed My Starving Children, team member of Christ the King’s Global Mission Team, and of course, is extremely committed to Habitat for Humanity. Tim has worked on several local build sites and led eight previous Thrivent World Wide Builds to El Salvador, Costa Rica, and the 2016-2019 builds in Eleele, Kauai.

Carol, our trip coordinator for the 2020 Travel & Build trip, supports Tim in his practice with Thrivent Financial. Besides the typical office organization, she also spends her time supporting Tim’s volunteer efforts. She enjoys all sorts of crafts when she has time and participates in water aerobics at the community center. Carol is a die-hard Minnesota Twins fan and spends many hours attending games and watching them play.

In 2015, Carol joined Tim for her first international build in Costa Rica and again in 2016-2019 in Kauai.

Tim and Carol live with their cocker spaniel, Lucy, in Shoreview, Minnesota.

The Build

Your stay on Kaua‘i is 10 nights, with departure on the 11th day. During this time you will have 1 orientation/team-building day, 6 build days, and 2 days off to explore the island and do cultural activities. An itinerary is shown below.


This Travel & Build trip will include various stages of new home construction for a group of homes in Phase 2, Increment B of our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna Subdivision. Depending on the current stage of construction, the activities may include: foundation, framing, painting, installing fixtures, siding, roofing, installing cabinets, finish work. We will have a more concrete idea of the tasks at hand when we are about 2 weeks out from the team’s departure date.

Program Cost

Each volunteer team member contributes a program donation (see above Trip Cost) that covers the costs of meals, transportation and accommodations throughout the trip and also helps further our work in our island community. The program donation is comprised of two important components:

1) A direct contribution to Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity’s work on Kaua‘i.

2) The necessary funds to cover expenses incurred during the official dates (see above) of your team build.

Program costs include:

  • All meals and accommodations for the duration of the trip.
  • Transportation once you arrive at the airport through the day of departure.
  • Cultural activities and community visits.
  • Insurance.
  • Professional construction support for your group.
  • Your team leader’s airfare and a portion of their program costs.

Program costs do not include:

  • Team member’s airfare to and from our build location and visa fees (if applicable). Airfare and visa fees must be purchased separately.


Day 01  Mon. 11/02/20:  Travel day, arrive at LIH (Lihue) airport, check in to Habitat volunteer housing
Day 02  Tue. 11/03/20:   Morning Orientation followed by team building activity
Day 03  Wed. 11/04/20:  Build Day #1, 8:00 am check in at site
Day 04  Thu. 11/05/20:   Build Day #2, 8:00 am check in at site
Day 05  Fri.  11/06/20:    Build Day #3, 8:00 am check in at site
Day 06  Sat. 11/07/20:    Build Day #4, 8:00 am check in at site
Day 07  Sun. 11/08/20:   Day Off, cultural activities
Day 08  Mon. 11/09/20:   Day Off, cultural activities
Day 09  Tue. 11/10/20:   Build Day #5, 8:00 am check in at site
Day 10  Wed. 11/11/20:  Build Day #6, 8:00 am check in at site, 6:00 pm Mahalo Celebration Dinner
Day 11  Thu. 11/12/20:   Departure day, 11:00 am check out of lodging

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