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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management

Mission: Program activities are or will be as follows: • Home construction, repair and rehabilitation for low-income persons living in deteriorating housing • Vocational training for unskilled workers, particularly in construction trades. • Assistance in the development and start-up of small businesses by persons who lack the economic ability and expertise to do so without assistance • Creation of job opportunities for unemployed persons • Mobilization of relief workers to areas of disaster and poverty.

Results: In our 23 year history, we have helped more than 2700 households. We have built nearly 150 new homes. We are in the process of teaching our first class of ten young men how to be builders.

Target demographics: Low-income households and households affected by natural disasters

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 housholds with charitable construction work 10 students in our Trade Skill Learning Center

Geographic areas served: Primarily Southwestern PA, but throughout the United States in times of natural disaster

Programs: Home Repair Program - home repairs provided at no cost to low-income homeowners New Home Construction - New homes built in one week's time for households in need Disaster Recovery - helping hurting households with home repairs or new construction following natural disasters Terrell Trade Skill Learning Center - teaching disadvantaged, underskilled young adults to be builders

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hosanna Industries are an extremely wonderful mission. Very honest and caring group of people with LOVE pouring out in everything they do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Al__10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Dayna_Martin

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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. :)

Stacie6

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.