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A Friend has Gone Home
All at Orphan Grain Train are deeply saddened by the passing of Faythe Ann Jaroska on Friday, January 29, 2016.  Faythe died as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 81 near Norfolk, NE.  Faythe had worked for Orphan Grain Train for over 15 years in several positions and finally as Clayton Andrew’s longtime assistant when retiring in April of 2015.  She is survived by her husband Jerry, and their son Jon, daughter in-law, and two granddaughters.  We thank God for the time we had with Faythe and her commitment to Orphan Grain Train. 

Visitation will be at held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk from 4-7pm on Thursday the 4th.  The funeral will be at St. John's Lutheran Church at 10:30 am on Friday the 5th.  Orphan Grain Train International Office and warehouse will close from 10:00 – 1:00 on Friday for staff and volunteers to attend Faythe’s funeral.

The family requests that Memorials for Faythe be sent to Orphan Grain Train, P.O. Box 1466, Norfolk, NE 68702.

Top 10 list of Top Notch Charities
Orphan Grain Train is excited to share that Charity Navigator has placed OGT on their Top 10 Top Notch Charities list! We have also earned an Overall Rating of 99.80, which includes a perfect 100 with Accountability and Transparency! “At Charity Navigator, high-performing charities excel in three areas: (1) financial, (2) accountability & transparency and (3) results. The top ten Top Notch Charities not only earn the highest 4-star rating for their Financial Health, but they also earn 4-stars in Accountability & Transparency. The Top Notch Charities adhere to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and that they execute their missions in a fiscally responsible way.”

OGT is #3 on Charity Navigator’s list of “Charities Relying on Private Contributions".  Most charities derive large chunks of revenue from earned income, membership fees, and government contracts and grants. Ranked by overall score, Orphan Grain Train draws revenue solely from direct and indirect public support. They report no government funding, no membership fees, and no revenue from earned income. As a result, more than 95% of their total revenue comes from private contributions, which makes the efficiency of their fundraising operations all the more impressive. 
It is an outstanding accomplishment and honor to be highly rated on Charity Navigator.  

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 nearly 3.5 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 2,505 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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