OGT Makes Top Ten List
Just in time for Christmas, we just received the news that we are again on one of Charity Navigator,s top ten lists, specifically the "List of Highly Rated Charities Relying on Private Contributions". We are number 4 on their list. Since they rate over 7000 charities, we are pleased as punch. Here is the link to the list: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=topten.detail&listid=17#.UqCaduKmZiA
Typhoon Relief Video
We just received the link for this video from one of our recipients in the Philippines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEjint2L0Sw It made us smile to see that our food is being prepared and served to the typhoon victims.
Orphan Grain Train sent 259,200 meals to the Philippines immediately following the typhoon. Another shipment is leaving Norfolk this morning. Included in the shipment are 172,800 Mercy Meals, 175 boxes of blankets and quilts, 65 boxes of hygiene kits, and 12 pallets of clothing. We will continue to ship relief supplies as long as there is a need. More food and other relief supplies are standing by for next week's shipment for the Philippines. Click here to donate. Choose Shipping Fund Intl. and type Philippines in the comment section.
Latvia Shipment Arrived
The shipment for Cesis, Latvia that left our Central Nebraska warehouse on October 16th, has just arrived. Inventory included clothing, shoes, hygeine kits, baby crib, stroller, sewing machines, layette kits, school kits, bicycles and other needed items. Click on our Facebook link at the bottom of the page for photos and thank you letter.
Shipment for Liberia
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia is the recipient for Tuesday's shipment out of Norfolk. Some of the inventory includes 14,400 Kids Against Hunger meals, canes, crutches, walkers, 57 student desks, classroom tables, chairs, and books(books donated by our Central Nebraska Branch), school supplies, and 32 boxes of Bibles and other Christian resources materials.
Philippine Disaster Relief
An emergency shipment of 259,200 meals for the Philippines left Norfolk last Tuesday. Another shipment just like it is planned for the Philippines the first week in December. More will follow as soon as we can provide them. If you would like to assist with these disaster relief shipments, please click here. Choose Shipping Fund Intl. and type Philippines in the comment section.
Relief Supplies for Tajikistan
Volunteers in Wisconsin loaded a shipment of winter clothing, blankets and quilts on Wednesday. That shipment is headed for the country of Tajikistan. Thank you, volunteers!
Busy Warehouse Workers
Wow! Tuesday was quite a day for our warehouse workers. In addition to loading the 259,200 meals for the Philippines, they also loaded a shipment for a brand new recipient, Blidenes Evangelical Lutheran Church in Blidenes, Latvia. The Blidenes congregation will distribute the goods in yesterday's shipment of relief supplies out of Norfolk, Nebraska. Some of the supplies sent were 48 school kits, baseball equipment, 35 boxes of hygiene kits, 1260 boxes of clothing and coats, 231 boxes of blankets and quilts, medical equipment and other needed items.
Medical Equipment for Ghana
A full shipment of medical equipment and supplies was loaded in Norfolk this morning for the African country of Ghana. A partial inventory list includes baby scales, 20 hospital beds with mattresses, centrifuges, exam tables, lights, gurneys, an operating room table, patient lifts, 7 PET wheelchairs, surgical supplies, linens, walkers, sand other items too numerous to list.
Thanks From Romania
Here is a link for a video thank you we received this week from Romania. They recently received 259,200 Kids Against Hunger Meals from OGT. https://vimeo.com/70135161