Our Pastors have always had a “discretionary fund,” but for many years it was a small fund used only for members. Since 2009, the loose change offerings each Sunday have been used to supply the fund as well as direct donations from members. It’s continued to grow to the point where several thousand dollars are donated each year. It’s now used to provide financial assistance to families from the community who come to Hosanna seeking help, as well as to members. The majority of the money given to families from the community is given out as $20 gas vouchers once a year. Each new family who comes in for help meets with the Pastor, and our administrative assistant records their visit. This has become a significant, community outreach for Hosanna.