November 30, 2018 Program
Hosanna Mission Projects
Founded in 1990, Hosanna Industries is a faith-rooted, non-profit mission whose work involves a number of charitable initiatives aimed at helping its impoverished neighbors in and around the region and country. Its full-time staff and many volunteers build and repair homes for needy households; mobilize relief workers to areas of disaster; teach and lead workshops in art and spirituality; train young people in constructions skills; and lead volunteers of all ages. In 2017, typical client households had yearly income of less than $17,000. Hosanna relies on donations to help hundreds of needy neighbors each year.
Our region was particularly hard-hit this past year by above-average rainfall and flooding, reasons for a flurry of Hosanna work projects and additional need for funding. Repairs to flood-damaged homes include framing, installation, drywall, flooring, wiring and plumbing. Besides repairing and rebuilding homes, Hosanna also replaces appliances – such as furnaces, hot-water tanks, washers and dryers – damaged by flooding. More nationally, Hosanna has mobilized volunteers from across the country for disaster work after hurricanes Andrew, Floyd, Ivan, Katrina; and the tornadoes of Joplin, Missouri, and West Liberty, Kentucky; church burnings in Arkansas; and the earthquake in Haiti. Volunteers come from all areas of the country, and include college students and church members.
Hosanna Industries is – and has been – a worthwhile enterprise with local roots in Rochester, Beaver County. Todd Rossman, President of the Board, will be here on November 30 to tell us more about this important organization.
December 7, 2018 – Jim Leyland, Former Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers
December 14, 2018 – CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON – DOUBLETREE HOTEL, MOON
December 21, 2018 – Colleen McKerley: Light of Life Rescue Mission
December 28, 2018 – END OF THE YEAR – NO MEETING