- has no age limits for volunteers
- helped clients last year that had an average annual income of less than $19,000
- helps people in the Pittsburgh region & also travels for disaster relief
- has brought hope to over 3000 households
- was founded in 1990
- teaches young people the building trades & home repair skills
- provides free home repairs to elderly, disabled, low-income, etc.
A story about what Hosanna Industries does:
Ada lives with her grandfather,Tom, who had called asking for some assistance from Hosanna. He is the sole guardian of little Ada as her mother and grandmother are both deceased. We helped Tom with a furnace replacement and sent some things to brighten up Ada's 9th birthday. It was going to come and go uncelebrated. You see, Tom was unable to cover the costs of all the repairs needed on his home and knew Ada's birthday would have to be a quiet one. I am happy to report that Ada had a wonderful birthday party with decorations in the theme of Frozen as that is her favorite Disney movie. She had food and cake and ice-cream and opened up some gifts wrapped and sent from friends she may never meet.
The gifts were sent wrapped in paper matching the birthday theme and her Grandfather had hidden them in a closet where he was sure she wouldn’t see them before her birthday. She happened to find them, though, and asked, "Pap who are these presents for?"
" Well, who do you think they are for?" he asked.
She replied," I don't know...it can't be me.”
" Why can't it be you?”
" You said, we could go for ice-cream on my birthday but that would have to be all this year. Besides, only girls on TV have birthdays with presents."
He responded, “They are for you Ada. You can't open them until your birthday." " Where did they come from?" she wanted to know.
“I think your mom and grandma sent some angels."
It may not be Hosanna’s mission to provide birthday gifts to young children. But it is our mission to make dreams come true, to spread love and joy and peace and hope., to make a difference for people in need. Thank you for helping us to do just that for Ada and her pap.
How your fundraising efforts will help:
- $20 provides a volunteer hammer & tape measure (we work with thousands of volunteers per year!)
- $40 provides a Bible, a Jesus poster & a loaf of bread to a client household
- $150 purchases a new toilet for a household in need
- $500 is the average cost of two replacement windows
- $1000 purchases materials for a medium sized wheelchair ramp for a client with a disability
- $4000 is our average cost of a furnace repair or replacement (we did 13+ last winter!)