More than a turkey for Joanne
I got a call from Joanne yesterday. She reminded me that Hosanna helped her “get back on her feet” by providing much needed home repairs in 2015. Through tears she expressed how grateful she was for the assistance. I was wondering why she was calling in April of 2016 to say “thanks” but was appreciative for the call so I just listened.
As she was wrapping up the conversation she said,” I was so thankful for the help you gave me and then at Christmas Hosanna volunteers brought me gifts and a frozen turkey! I couldn’t believe it!
Just last week I felt well enough to spend time in the kitchen and decided to invite 4 other people to enjoy the turkey with me. I haven’t had company in years and barely know my neighbors but they came and I told them about you folks and they wondered why strangers would give so much for free! I told them you guys care about all people and nobody is a stranger to you. You treated me like family. Well, my dinner was a success and we are friends now.”
I said, “Joanne I am so glad you enjoyed the turkey!” She said, ” Oh honey, it was so much more than just a turkey! Hosanna gave me back my life.”
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