In the News
Thrivent Matching Up to $1 Million to Support Hurricanes Florence and Michael Relief Efforts.
Again we had historic rains and wind but this time from hurricane Michael bringing rising floodwaters, devastation and casualties to many communities. We need your support now more than ever. OGT is helping families devastated from these hurricanes and having your donation doubled will help tremendously with our ability to continue to assist these families. Make your donation today!
Thrivent will match up to $1 million in personal donations made online through Thrivent.com to specific disaster relief organizations helping with ongoing recovery efforts – including ours! The matching opportunity will run through December 31, 2018, or until the $1 million goal is met, whichever comes first. Thrivent will also help pay processing fees, so 100 percent of your donation goes to help those in need. To find out more, visit Thrivent.com/disasterresponse.
Thrivent Matching up to $250,000 to Support Wildfire Relief.
As wildfires continue to burn throughout California, causing unprecedented devastation and destruction, we need your support now more than ever. Make a donation today to help communities affected by the wildfires and Thrivent will double your impact!
Thrivent will match up to $250,000 in personal donations made online through Thrivent.com to specific disaster relief organizations helping with ongoing recovery efforts – including OGT! The matching opportunity will run through January 31, 2019, or until the $250,000 goal is met, whichever comes first. Thrivent will also help pay processing fees, so 100 percent of your donation goes to help those in need. To find out more, visit Thrivent.com/disasterresponse.
We also encourage Thrivent members to take immediate action and provide critical and timely resources by holding a Thrivent Action Team. When you identify a need, assemble a team to address it and take action. Thrivent provides all the promotional resources and $250 in seed money to bring it to life. Use promo code: “Wildfires” or "Hurricane Florence" to receive your expedited kit.
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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 fiscal year nearly 4.5 million meals were shipped to starving people around the world.
Only 1.7 % of all donations go for administrative and fundraising costs. 98.3% goes for helping needy people in the US and worldwide.
At last count, more than 3,002 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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Relief for Human Need Worldwide Since 1992
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