Hosanna Industries are an extremely wonderful mission. Very honest and caring group of people with LOVE pouring out in everything they do!
We have been bringing groups of students to serve with Hosanna Industries for at least 10 years. Although our kids are young, the staff allows them to do real work, like putting on a new roof, hanging dry wall, demo, or hanging insulation. They train and work with our students so well, and our kids experience an amazing sense of accomplishment, as well as being able to help a family in need. We have also been a part of delivering Christmas food and gifts to families served by Hosanna- another amazing experience.
Hosanna has a special week where they invite church families to come and volunteer. The past two years I have taken my children, ages 6, 7, and 9. My kids took notice to how many people wanted to help. They enjoyed helping. They felt like they were really contributing to the community and people in need. I'm grateful to Hosanna for the opportunity to share with my children how it is truly an honor and a blessing to be able to serve the way the Lord has told us to do. We love Hosanna!
Put simply,the staff at Hosanna Industries walk the walk. Donn and Amy are wonderful people and I'm proud to have them as friends and neighbors.
My 11-year-old daughter, Caroline and I had a wonderful time volunteering for Hosanna Industries. We were there learning how to can vegetables. When I told my daughter what we were going to do she wasn’t very happy. She said she would rather have a play date with a friend. When we arrived that morning we went right to work in Hosanna’s garden picking beets and onions for canning. She really enjoyed pulling beets from the ground to find the biggest ones she could get. She worked really hard and it made me so proud. Then we went inside to start the canning process. She worked like a little bee doing exactly as instructed - filling jars with garlic, a pinch of pepper and passing it on to the next person with enthusiasm. Again, I was so proud watching her work so hard and enjoy every minute of what she was doing. Amanda, Emily and Becky from Hosanna were great role models for her. As we were cutting beets she participated in the fun conversation. Which is what I was hoping for. On the way home I explained why we were doing what we were doing and she got it. Volunteering and helping other people can be fun, especially knowing that we are supporting people who are helping people who really need it. She said she never expected it to be that fun and that she understands why I volunteer now. Needless to say it was a very positive experience and a good bonding opportunity for us. She’s anxious to do more and so am I!
I have organized several different groups of volunteers to assist Hosanna Industries in their mission! All of the groups included both older children and adults. Not only did we participate on important projects, the staff at Hosanna takes the time to TEACH the proper techniques so that the work is done correctly and beautifully! The uplifting attitudes and constant praise, as well as the staff's ability to keep the volunteers moving forward ALWAYS make for a fantastic experience for all involved! And, after witnessing first hand the impact of the work that they do, every member that participated is eager to volunteer again!
Volunteered with my employer and have to say one of my favorite experiences! A great organization that helps so many people and they treat those of us not as savvy with such patient instruction, you learn so much.
Every year my family helps Hosanna Industries deliver Christmas gifts to every family they have served over the year - everything from siding to plumbing to building an entire house in a week! Hosanna is an amazing organization full of wonderful, kind, Christ-driven families that work together to help the people around them and spread their ministry in the best way possible, by showing the work and the love of Christ in everything they do. It is a blessing to have gotten to work with them over the years and to grow up in their church. :)
I have been involved with Hosanna since 1994. I have witnessed the most amazing transformations of people's lives through new and improved homes with sincere human compassion. Hosanna builds and rehabs homes for low income and handicapped households but they do so much more. They build relationships, and instill hope for a better future. They teach skills and build confidence. Anyone who is helped or helps is touched profoundly.
Hosanna Industries not only helps those in need, it opens our eyes and humbles us to the great need in our world. Working with Hosanna shows that anyone can help their neighbor be blessed with the basic need for shelter, warmth, food and prayer. My Girl Scout troops love to volunteer with Hosanna and have learned so much about generosity, caring, faith, respect, hard work and the satisfaction of knowing your hands have helped make the world a little bit better. Thank you, Hosanna Industries, for helping us learn that God's work is everybody's business.