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Charity Navigator Impressed with Orphan Grain Train
Orphan Grain Train is proud to be recognized again as a four star charity which is the highest rating given by Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator. That means we are accountable, transparent, and financially healthy! We are proud to announce we’ve earned 7 consecutive 4-star ratings. Orphan Grain Train is a good steward with your hard-earned donations. 98.3 % of all donations go toward Orphan Grain Train mission projects; only 1.7% of donations go toward administrative and fundraising expenses! Click on the Charity Navigator logo to learn more!
Hay Needed After Oklahoma Wildfires
Western Oklahoma wildfires fueled by severe drought and high winds ravaged nearly 300,000 acres of grassland and killed hundreds of cattle. Ranchers are devastated by the personal and agricultural losses but still need to feed the cattle that survived. OGT is asking for hay donations, fencing and posts to deliver to ranchers in Oklahoma. The need is great in western Oklahoma and if you are interested in donating any of the needed items or contribute to help purchase and transport the items please click on the Donate button or call Orphan Grain Train at 877-371-7393. Thank you for supporting the missions of Orphan Grain Train.
Congratulations to OGT President
On May 18, 2018 Pastor Ray Wilke president of Orphan Grain Train received an honorary Doctor of Divinity and was the commencement speaker at the Concordia Seminary commencement in St. Louis, MO. Orphan Grain Train is humbled to have Pastor Wilke, the founder of OGT, receive this prestigious title. If you would like to read more about this please click on Commencement.
Inventory is Low
Do You Have.....
Orphan Grain Train’s inventory of children and adult bicycles, school kits, hygiene kits and medical equipment that includes walkers, canes, crutches, commodes, wheelchairs, shower chairs, etc. is depleted. If you have any new or gently used bikes or medical equipment not being used we would love to be able to share those with people in need. Would you, your employer, a local organization, youth group, or congregation consider collecting items for school or hygiene kits? It is a fun and rewarding event which helps children and families less fortunate. If you are a Thrivent member you can apply for a Thrivent Action Team and the seed money goes toward purchasing supplies. For more information on these Special Projects click on the above tab ‘How You Can Help’ and scroll down to Special Projects. If you have any questions, please call toll free 1-877-371-7393. Thank you for your support of Orphan Grain Train missions.
The Great Need
In loving response to Christ, the Servant, the Orphan Grain Train movement encourages and enables God’s people to share personal and material resources in bringing Christ’s name and character to needy people both far and near. Sometimes that character expresses itself as a word well spoken, sometimes as a bandage well applied, and sometimes as a child well fed.
Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & transparency of America's largest charities. Charity Navigator awarded Orphan Grain Train four out of a possible four stars. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Orphan Grain Train adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Please click on the logo to review our four star rating.
Last year more than 4.6 million meals were shipped to starving people around the world.
Only 1.7 % of every dollar spent go for administration and fundraising. 98.3% goes for helping needy people in the US and worldwide.
At last count, more than 2,862 semi- loads or 40 ft. shipping containers of relief supplies have been sent in the united States and worldwide since 1992.
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Relief for Human Need Worldwide Since 1992
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