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Orphan Grain Train Videos
Would you like to learn more about Orphan Grain Train and what goes on behind the scenes? Please click on the two short videos below to see OGT in action.
Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria Relief Update
We have responded early and often. A semi load of tools, generators, water pumps, wheelbarrows, etc. were sent to both Fort Meyers, Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas to help with the cleanup. We have delivered seven semi-loads of sheet-rock, two loads of insulation, three loads of clothing, and one load of mattresses to Houston. Sixty percent of the food pantries in Houston were flooded, and Trinity Klein Lutheran Church in Spring, Texas was asked to ramp up their food pantry service. They are now serving 1200 people a week, and we have sent two semi-loads of food there to assist with those efforts. Two bedroom units are now located at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston where volunteers who are helping clean up and restore the city can stay. Two containers filled with relief supplies (cleaning materials, water, clothing, food, hygiene kits, etc.) have already been received in Puerto Rico which was devastated by the storm, and two more are en route. To read about more details click here. (12-2017)
Volunteers Needed in Houston
If you would like to volunteer or you have a group of people that would like to help with the rebuilding of the Houston area and stay in OGT’s bedroom unit located at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church here is your contact information. The registrations for volunteers are set up through The Fuller Center for Housing website http://fullercenter.org/disaster-rebuilders/ Click on Volunteer Lodging to find out more about the lodging, meals, requirements and who to contact with questions. There is a button “Register Here for Texas Location”. OGT is working with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. If you have questions or problems registering please contact Brenda Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting OGT and helping our neighbors in Texas with rebuilding their homes and lives from Hurricane Harvey.
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 3 % of every dollar spent go for administration and fundraising. 97% goes for helping needy people.
At last count, more than 2,650 semi- loads or 40 ft. shipping containers of relief supplies have been sent in the united States and worldwide since 1992.
Where We Serve
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Relief for Human Need Worldwide Since 1992
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