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Catherine’s story

21 December

I spoke with Catherine yesterday. She is 90. She lost her 3 brothers and her husband all in 1997.  She lost her only sister in 2004. She lost her son and daughter in law in 2009.

Their son had completed rehab for drug addiction at that time but relapsed after the tragic accident that claimed the life of both parents. He is now in outpatient rehab and Catherine has been taking care of all of his expenses and allowing him to live with her for now.

She receives 1,300.00 per month.

She opened the call with this, “My name is Catherine and I’m 90 years old and I am so embarrassed to have to call you. I have always taken care of myself and family but I just can’t keep up with my grandson living here.”

When I asked her what she needs she said,” Well, my toilet keeps overflowing and its hard for me to keep cleaning it up and well….I could use some food.”

I told her we will fix the bathroom issues and make sure she has food. I  urged her to not be at all embarrassed as we all need help from time to time and at 90 it just might be her turn.

She said,” I never knew people like you existed! I guess I watch too much news. I feel better just talking to you and knowing people are being nice out there. If you can help me I will be so grateful but if for some reason you can’t I sure do send blessings your way anyhow.”

Thanks to your generous support, we will be able to help Catherine and many more like her.

-From an earlier e-blast (Sign up for our weekly e-blasts at the bottom of our website.)

Thanksgiving & Christmas with Hosanna Industries 2016

15 November

There are so many ways to get involved in Hosanna Industries this season (and every season), so we compiled this list for you. These are great opportunities for families or small groups.  Please let us know if you’d like to help in any of these ways!



Festival of Trees: November 17-19

  • Free to attend
  • Bid on artificial trees that are available via silent auction
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments & live music
  • Invite your friends to the Facebook event


Thanksgiving dinner delivery: the week of Thanksgiving

  • The groceries have been generously provided, & we are looking for families or groups to prepare the meal & deliver it to a lonely household in need sometime around Thanksgiving.
  •  Contact Amanda for specifics.


Christmas gift delivery: December 10, and anytime before Christmas

  • Volunteer to deliver gifts that have already been provided.
  • Donate frozen turkeys or chickens
  • Decorate small wreaths or mini Christmas trees, so those can be given with the gifts
  • Join us for fellowship over breakfast at our Rochester campus
  • Pre-registration is required, so please sign up here.


Other ways to help this season or any season:

  • Hold a collection! (We have a list of specific needs, ask us if you’re interested.)
  • Hold a penny drive
  • Pray
  • Shop on Amazon through Amazon Smile.