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OGT is Proud to Announce
OGT’s 2016-17 Fiscal Year (FY) ended yesterday, May 31 and we have some exciting numbers to announce with International Shipments! Orphan Grain Train had 107 international shipments, up from last year of 90 shipments. These are all paid for by contributions from our generous donors. It is truly amazing the increase in shipments and our ability to pay for all of those. FY 2013-14 OGT had 83 shipments, 20 of those were government funded. 2014-15 OGT had 74 shipments, 2 of which were government funded. 2015-16 we had 90 international shipments, all funded by donations and then this year 107. Some of the countries shipped to included Latvia, Zambia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Romania, Kenya, Republic of Georgia and Greece which all received 2 shipments each. Others that include more than 2 shipments are Liberia, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Philippines, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Panama, Ghana and India. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers and generous donors for making it possible for OGT to ship food and humanitarian aid across seas. We could not change lives worldwide if it wasn’t for YOU!(6/2017)
Relief for Farmers Devastated by Wildfires
Recent prairie fires swept through large areas of Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado, and the results were disastrous. Buildings, homes, and pasture fences were destroyed and Orphan Grain Train can help. OGT is in the process of accepting semi-loads of donated hay as well as locating truckers with the proper equipment for hauling hay. As this portion of the relief effort takes shape, we will share the generously donated hay with those who lost their livestock forage because of the fires.
In order to help reduce the cost of rebuilding pasture fencing, Orphan Grain Train has already purchased two semi-trailer loads of high quality fencing. The first load of 22 pallets of pasture fencing arrived for the farmers affected by the prairie fires near Haxtun, CO. Each of the 22 pallets contains 27 rolls of fencing with each roll costing OGT $59.00. If you would like to help donate towards the cost of purchasing the pasture fencing for the farmers please make your checks payable to:
Orphan Grain Train/Domestic Disaster
P.O. Box 1466
Norfolk, NE 68702.
You can also contribute to the Domestic Disaster by clicking on the Donate Now button. We appreciate your support of the relief efforts for the farmers that have lost so much in these tremendous prairie fires. The picture is of the prairie fencing being delivered to the Norfolk warehouse then loaded and transported to farmers in Haxtun, Colorado where a Cattleman’s association will be responsible for final distribution. The destination for the second load is Ashland, Kansas and will be distributed in a similar fashion. It is only through the generosity of our supporters that Orphan Grain Train is able to provide this much-needed relief. We are grateful.
Donate Hay for the Cattle that Survived the Wildfires
OGT is assisting the families affected by the devastating prairie fires in Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. One way we’re helping is by accepting semi-loads of donated hay as well as locating truckers with the proper equipment for hauling the hay. As this portion of the relief effort takes shape, we will share the generously donated hay with those who lost their livestock forage because of the fires. This morning the Mangels family loaded 42,000 lbs. of hay from their farm near Winside, NE to be delivered to Haxtun, CO to help the ranchers in that area. The Mangels have close ties with OGT, Karen Mangels works at OGT’s home office coordinating the international transportation shipments and the Mangels have a long history of volunteering and donating to OGT. Also Chuck Baumert, an area rancher, donated a load of high quality hay which was shipped to Haxtun. Thank you for your donations and time to help with the missions of OGT. Pictures are from loading hay at the Mangels farm.
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.
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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.
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