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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. Our first two loads of hay donations were from Arlo Schurr in Eustis, NE. He said he is grateful to be able to help out a fellow rancher and never knows when hard times could fall on him. The much needed hay went to Keith and Linda Carpenter of Putnam, OK. The Carpenters were devastated after wildfires left behind burned grassland with no fencing. They are grateful for the generosity from a fellow rancher and are also in need of pasture fencing with posts. The need is great in western Oklahoma and if you are interested in donating hay, posts or pasture fencing or contributing funds for OGT to purchase and transport the items please click on the Donate button or call Orphan Grain Train at 877-371-7393. The first picture is Arlo Schurr with the hay donation and the next photo is Keith and Linda Carpenter with the blessing of hay. (5/2018)
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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