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Through the Roof Ministries

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Christianity, Human Services, Protestant, Public & Societal Benefit, Religion

Mission: To share the Gospel and assist those affected by disabilities to integrate into the church and community.

Results: We collect mobility equipment and have a loaner program in the US and a mission in Honduras and Haiti. We have a speaking ministry and are available for churches and groups for encouragement, to begin disability ministries, lead support groups and community events for people affected by disabilities.

Target demographics: Our focus is sharing the Gospel, ministering to the underprivileged and those affected by disability in Ohio, Central America and Haiti.

Programs: Encouraging Connections Local Outreach Strength of Heart Speaking Ministry Reach Out International

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26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Through the Roof Ministries is an organization with a passion for meeting the needs of those with disabilities. They are a caring group of people with big hearts. I have been involved with their NE Ohio community outings and their baby bundle outreach. They collect cloth diaper, pins, baby soap, small baby toys and wrap them all up in a receiving blanket and take to new parents with a tiny infant diagnosed with a disability. Often no one goes and congratulates these parents because they do not know what to say. But the Lord has placed this new born life in our care. Through the Roof is reaching out even in difficult circumstances to bring hope to people in Ohio, Latin America and Haiti.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Through the Roof came to my church and shared about their local and international disability ministry. Shanda is a great speaker and spoke one Sunday on Mark 2 and how the four friends lowered the disabled man to the feet of Jesus. She has a great sense of humor and insight into the Bible. We loved her sweet spirit. I would also recommend her devotional When a Soul Breathes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped by picking up wheelchairs that people donate. Through the Roof accepts all kinds of equipment and medical supplies. They fix them and have a loaner program and also send these to other countries. The people that donate often need encouragement and I can help in this way. I am thankful I have a truck and can volunteer my time now that I am retired.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have been involved with Through the Roof by donating equipment and first aide supplies for them to send to Haiti. What an incredible ministry this is. They are meeting needs in the local NE Ohio area and in other countries. I really was touched by the story of little Jodeline in Haiti that lost her home and family. Margaret traveled to Haiti one month after the earthquake. She was able to provide therapy to people in 2 hospitals and take toys to the children so there would be a bright spot among all the darkness.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Through the Roof visited me when I was in the rehab center and brought me an encouraging book and more important gave me hope to continue to try to get back home after an accident that left me unable to walk. They were able to loan me a wheelchair so I could go to church once I was home and able to attend.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have served with Through the Roof Ministries for a few years collecting mobility equipment. They are an all volunteer run organization and work tirelessly to assist those with disabilities in the local community and internationally. It is awesome to see how this ministry touches the lives of those who give as well as those who receive wheelchairs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Through the Roof helped my mom when she was in a rehab center to get the equipment she needed to return home. Our insurance did not cover the cost of both a walker and a wheelchair. They were able to give us a walker for use in the home and we were able to get the wheelchair through insurance. They also were able to help us with other equipment mom needed to return home safely.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I first heard about this organization I wondered why are they called Through the Roof Ministries? I learned it is from The Bible story of four men in Mark 2 who took a disabled man to Jesus. They couldn't get in the church because of the crowd, so they lowered him though the roof. Now this group is not lowering people through a roof. They are a caring group of people seeking to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people with disabilities. They do this in many ways including giving equipment, leading support groups, having dinners. Simply said, they care about the whole person and do not focus on the disability.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Through the Roof has a community outing called Fellowship of Friends. Before I found out about this I hardly went out much. I was so lonely. Now I look forward to going and meeting new people. People with and without disabilities go and we just have fun! Getting out and doing things with other people can be a challenge sometimes when you have a disability. I really like going bowling and to the museums.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated on wheelchair seating mission trips to Honduras for the past 3 years. TTRM is excellent in organizing, teaching, training its volunteers from all over the US and in Honduras. The emphasis on involving the local Hondurans in training and continuing the mission throughout the year is empowering to the people we go to serve. We may be there for one week but the program endures throughout the year. God is glorified through this ministry.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Through the Roof mostly helping the administrative staff, and also participated in some of the Fellowship of Friends social events. This really is a caring organization who want to help people affected by disability and share the love of Jesus with them, to spread the Gospel message to those who haven't heard, and to strengthen believers to live their faith. I have enjoyed hearing the inspirational results of their local and international outreach. And I have been blessed by serving in this ministry.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was such an incredible experience to complete the Heart Force Bible study written by Shanda Gobeli with Through the Roof, Strength of Heart Ministry. This manual has helped me to focus on how God can use my trials with disability to take hope to others. After reading the manual I went and visited people with disabilities in a nursing home and shared with them that God still has a plan for their life. I hope to continue to go and join Through the Roof in their visitation ministry.

Client Served

Rating: 3

Through the Roof Ministries has a loaner program for walkers, canes, crutches and wheelchairs in NE Ohio. This can really help people out that cannot otherwise afford or get what they need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heart Force is a discipleship Bible study. The study helps people with disabilities or those who have experienced hardship to use their circumstances to share hope with others. I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For many years I have been a part of the A Place to Belong support group that Through the Roof sponsors. We meet 2X each month and share struggles and times of success. It is so nice to meet others with physical disabilities that have similar circumstances and we can laugh and cry together.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Through the Roof Ministries collects, repairs and delivers mobility equipment, like wheelchairs and walkers, to Haiti and Central America. Tonight I helped them load a truck for Haiti. God says we should love our neighbor as our self and they are a great example of this!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Often parents feel turned away by the church because they do not have a class for their child with a disability. After searching many churches and feeling hopeless we went to a church were Through the Roof Ministries (TTRM) leads the disability ministry. Our son fit in so well in the class and the teachers showed him love and understood his needs. They made it possible for our family to go to church and each of us to be refreshed to face another difficult week of therapy, doctor appointments and special ed classes... TTRM offers workshops for the Sunday school teachers and they provide physical and spiritual support for the teachers and families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Through the Roof Ministries has a baby bundle outreach. Picture a young mother who just received the news her newborn infant has a disability. With no money, no resources, and no help, hope seems a world away. And then the door opens and in walks someone with a brightly wrapped “baby bundle” filled with special gifts to help care for that new life. But most importantly, the bundle opens the door for the gospel of Jesus to be shared and for the family to be connected to a local church.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Through the Roof in Central America. They have done so much to help the people with disabilities to be recognized and to get wheelchairs and a Bible. They have worked with us to build ramps into schools and churches. People are so grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I attend a Through the Roof support group for people with physical disabilities. We meet 2 X a month and share trials and triumphs and also do Bible studies. We have been meeting for many years and this is a real encouragement for each of us...especially when new people come.