In the News

Aid is on its Way to Ecuador
Victims of the April 16th earthquake in Ecuador will soon be receiving aid and food from the Norfolk warehouse. Orphan Grain Train partnered with Kids Around the World (KAW) to ship 105 boxes of blankets/quilts, 280 boxes of clothing and shoes, 100 water filters for purifying drinking water, 7,700 pounds of processed beans, 149,688 Mercy meals, 28,512 Kids Against Hunger meals and 10 boxes of hygiene kits. OGT’s South Dakota Collection Center contributed funds to assist with this shipment. This first shipment of relief supplies should arrive in Manta, Ecuador on June 14, 2016. KAW staff with the help of local congregations will distribute the relief goods to families affected by the earthquake. Thousands of people are still living in tents and the need for help is great. Please pray for the families of Ecuador. OGT would like to thank our supporters for helping to make this shipment happen. Pictures are of the Norfolk warehouse volunteers loading the shipment for Ecuador.(5-2016)

Shipment #2 for Refugees in Greece
On May 12th the Norfolk warehouse volunteers were busy loading a shipment of humanitarian aid supplies donated from the Omaha, NE area. OGT delivered a container to the parking lot of Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church for people to drop off specific donations for refugees in Greece. Divine Shepherd, along with the help from Dr. Sehr Haroon with S.E.H.R. Mission, there was an awesome response and the container was full in about 3 weeks. OGT brought the container back to the warehouse to inventory all items and reload the supplies for the journey to Greece. The goods included diapers, premade baby formula, clothes, food, blankets, and hygiene supplies. Thank you to everyone that donated and helped to send relief supplies to the children and families in the refugee camps. The first two pictures are of the container at Divine Shepherd and the other pictures are of volunteers loading the container at the Norfolk warehouse.(5-2016)

We Thank You!!!
Thank you Thrivent members for choosing Orphan Grain Train for your Thrivent Choice Dollars! So far this year YOU gave $131,292.00 in Thrivent Choice Dollars to Orphan Grain Train and its regional locations! These charitable funds will be used to help pay shipping costs of humanitarian aid and food to destitute families in the U.S. and around the world. Together, we can strengthen communities and change lives.(5-2016)

OGT to Send Relief to Earthquake Victims in Equador
On April 16th, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck the east coast of Ecuador killing more than 650 people and injuring 16,600. Some 7,000 buildings were destroyed leaving 25,000 men, women and children living in tents. Orphan Grain Train wants to help the families devastated by the destruction and has partnered with Kids Around the World (KAW) to work with their recipient in Ecuador to receive a shipment of humanitarian aid. The shipment will enter through the port of Guayaquil and then be transported to the town of Puertoviejo, which will be the distribution hub for relief supplies to all of the surrounding communities hardest hit by the earthquake. Orphan Grain Train is planning to ship 7,700 pounds of edible dry beans, 26,136 Kids Against Hunger meals and 154,656 Mercy Meals, blankets/quilts, clothing, shoes, and hygiene kits the first week of May. The need is immediate and long-term. Orphan Grain Train plans to make this an ongoing mission for the families in Ecuador hurting from the loss of lives and destruction from the earthquake. If you would like to make a donation to help with the shipping costs of relief supplies for the earthquake victims, please send your check marked for “Ecuador” to Orphan Grain Train P.O. Box 1466 Norfolk, NE 68701 or donate online at Thank you for your support with the missions of Orphan Grain Train.(4-2016)

Urgent Help is on it's Way
Recently OGT received an urgent call to help refugees ‘sojourners’, alien travelers with neither home, country nor provision. March 30, 2016 the Norfolk warehouse volunteers loaded 128,304 Kids Against Hunger meals and 18,480 pounds of beans to Thessaloniki, Greece. The humanitarian aid will help those hurting and starving in refugee camps in Greece. At this time, OGT has 3 future shipments planned for Greece to aid the families in need. If you would like to donate to this urgent cause, please mail your check to Orphan Grain Train P.O. Box 1466 Norfolk, NE 68702 or donate online at

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 nearly 3.5 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 2,505 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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