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New Galilee Blitz Build

04 June

Hosanna Industries to construct house in four days

What: Shirley, in New Galilee, Beaver County, will have a mortgage payment for a new home that is less than what her monthly utility payments were while living in her trailer. Hosanna Industries intends to build her home as a “blitz build”.
How: Hosanna Industries’ “blitz builds” are made possible with volunteer labor, donated and discounted materials and a uniquely organized building method which compresses the length of construction to four days. The house will be built and move-in ready; complete with furniture and appliances by the fourth day.
When: Foundation will be laid and walls will be built by Hosanna Industries staff and volunteers prior to the blitz week. Work will begin at 8am on Monday, June 22 and the house will be complete by Thursday, June 25. On Thursday, June 25 at 12pm, Hosanna will host a dedication of the home which is open to the public.
Who: Hosanna Industries’ staff of 10 will lead the build, and 60 volunteers from Wisconsin and Ohio who were previously scheduled with Hosanna, will assist all week.
Current needs:
Some furniture and household items for the homeowner
Lunches and drinks for workers
Rev. Dr. Donn Ed, founder and executive director of Hosanna Industries, said “We are thrilled as a mission celebrating our 25th anniversary year of service to have this great opportunity once again to blend the gifts of faith and work together along with our hammers, hearts, and hands,  in witnessing another one of God’s needy children move from the despair of poverty housing to the dignity of a new and very affordable permanent home!”
Media and Fundraising Contact: Amanda Becker
About Hosanna Industries: Hosanna Industries, Inc. is a faith-rooted, 501 (c)3 non-profit organization in southwestern Pennsylvania. The mission includes new construction and repair/rehabilitation services for low income homeowners; leading volunteers in disaster recovery; and training young people in the trade skills to give them a hope for the future. Its typical single client household in 2014 had an income of less than $19,000 a year. Since its founding in 1990 Hosanna Industries has provided nearly $50 million worth of charitable work to the community for less than $14 million. It depends on the generosity of others to complete its work.

Ways to support Hosanna other than with your Checkbook

13 January

donating without checkbook Hosanna


Here’s your answer. And yes, we need and appreciate your donations . (Also, you can donate online using credit card, you don’t have to use your checkbook for that!)


  • come out on a project and show Christ’s love through your actions

Spreading the word

  • use social media to share and like our updates via e-blast, Facebook, twitter, etc.

Sharing your experience

  • write a review on our Guidestar/ Charity Navigator page to help us receive funding

Using your skills

  • are you a good cook or baker? consider providing lunch for a volunteer group on a Saturday or during a special project, or getting involved in our Hosanna Harvest
  • are you a mechanic by trade? help us out with a little maintenance on our vehicles
  • are you a good planner? plan a fundraiser for us
  • are you artistic? create ornaments for our festival of trees, or donate your time to teach a workshop at our Gibsonia campus

Talking to your friends

  • tell them about us and encourage them to learn more

Collecting (check with us before you start your collection!)

  • spare change
  • small (pint or smaller) canning jars or lids
  • volunteer tools (ask us for a list)
  • work gloves
  • contractor garbage bags
  • gift cards


  • listed last but certainly not least!  we would really appreciate it if you kept us and those we serve in prayer

It’s not just a home repair

01 December

It’s not just a home repair. Take Anna for instance. We sent someone there to install a new electrical box in her home to update the electrical system and to ensure electrical safety. She was so grateful. She is a widow living on a very low social security income. She has two grown daughters; one in New England and one in Florida. While having a conversation with her during her project, Donn discovered that her daughters never come to see her and she is homebound and completely alone. She is a sweetheart with no self pity and only a thankful and upbeat spirit but the facts still remain the facts. She is alone. This sparked a new idea in the minds of the Hosanna Family. We provide Christmas gifts and food for our clients. We will now screen the clients to see who would benefit from a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner to be delivered by our Staff and volunteers the day before Thanksgiving along with a sit down visit to alleviate some of their loneliness. So what started out as an electrical update has
developed into a whole new Hosanna program. So when someone asks you what Hosanna does, you can say, “ More than home repairs! “

Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours, Amy Ed