In the News
A Big THANK YOU!
Jill Anding, on the left,is the Community Engagement Leader with Thrivent Financial and presented a check for $24,000.00 to Grant Schmidt, OGT's VP of Operations and Suzie Leffers, Director of Public Relations for successfully reaching the OGT Match Day goal. Because of our dedicated and loyal donors, OGT was able to reach and exceed the match donation and we are truly humbled by the response – Thank you! Your donation will help pay expenses to ship humanitarian aid and feed starving children and families in the US and around the world.
Thank you for supporting for the missions and ministry of Orphan Grain Train.
Thrivent Financial Now Matching Donations for Hurricane Matthew
When Hurricane Matthew left a trail of destruction in Haiti and United States, Thrivent Financial wanted to help certain disaster relief organizations, one being Orphan Grain Train, to send humanitarian aid to Haiti and other affected areas in the US. Thrivent Financial will match all personal donations up to $250,000 or until Dec. 15, 2016, whichever comes first. Click on Thrivent.com for Orphan Grain Train to donate. Your donation plus the match will go towards helping children and families affected by this massive storm in Haiti and the US. This will be for a total combined impact of up to $500,000. For more details about the match, click on Thrivent Disaster Response.
OGT helps Haitian Hurricane Victims
OGT received this amazing picture from our recipient Sandra Koch with Help For Haiti of flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. The photo is from Pastor John while helping with a food distribution in the flooded city of Cite Soleil, Haiti on October 4, 2016. Praise be to God that OGT’s shipment arrived at their compound last Thursday, September 29, a few days before the hurricane so food was in place to help people. Help For Haiti has more food going into Cite Soleil and also have dozens of people are at their gate for food, so we praise God we DO HAVE FOOD TO GIVE THEM. Thank you to our donors and volunteers that help with the expense and loading the shipments of life-saving food to families in need. Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti and others affected by Hurricane Matthew. Click on Current Relief Haiti to see more pictures of the destruction.(10/2016)
OGT is planning to ship needed water, food (rice meals) and clothing to Haiti. The first two shipments left on October 12 and three more shipments are planned within the following two weeks from the Norfolk warehouse and Wisconsin Branch. These shipments will be costly and are requested with great need and desperation by our recipients in Haiti. Food, water (cholera will present itself due to contaminated water), clothing, shoes, buckets, shovels, and hygiene supplies will be sent with food and water being highest priority. If you would like to donate to help the Hurricane Matthew victims in Haiti, please click on the Donate Button and in the comments box write "Haiti" or mail a check marked with "Haiti" to Orphan Grain Train P.O. Box 1466 Norfolk, NE 68701. All “Haiti” donations will be used toward the cost to ship and purchase humanitarian aid for Hurricane Matthew victims and rebuilding/furnishing homes, schools and orphanages.
Thank you for your contribution to help the Haitian families with the destruction and loss left by Hurricane Matthew.
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
To see our full list of locations click here.
Relief for Human Need Worldwide Since 1992
Direct your Choice Dollars to Orphan Grain Train.