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Construction Supplies Requested for Texas
OGT’s VP of Operations Grant Schmidt visited the Houston area and met with several different organizations to discuss what their needs are and how OGT can assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  The Texas District’s immediate request is for construction and supplies for rebuilding homes, such as lumber, drywall, generators and tools.  At this time they are not requesting clothing, quilts or medical equipment.  Setting up the volunteer village is still in the works.  The devastated area expands hundreds of miles and to set up the village we will need the best location for serving those in need along with obtaining permits for setting up.   Any of the construction supplies can be delivered to the Norfolk OGT warehouse at 606 West Phillip Avenue Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM.   Monetary donations can be sent to Orphan Grain Train, P. O. Box 1466, Norfolk, NE  68702 or donate on line by clicking the Donate button.  Please indicate disaster relief – Hurricane Harvey.  If you would like to double your donations and your impact please read below about Thrivent Financial's amazing offer.  Thank you for assisting the victims of Hurricane Harvey through Orphan Grain Train.  Please pray for those that have lost so much.

Double Your Donation for Victims of Hurricane Harvey! 
Once again Thrivent Financial will double your contribution for Orphan Grain Train through Thrivent’s website. You can make a personal donation on for OGT to provide assistance to Texas hurricane victims. When you do, Thrivent will double the impact - up to $3 million. This opportunity will run until the $3 million match is met or until December 31, 2017, whichever comes first.  Go to, click on Hurricane Harvey Relief and choose Orphan Grain Train to make your online donation.  All donations have to be made online through Thrivent’s website.  What a wonderful way to double your impact for those in desperate need in Texas.  Please continue to pray for those that have lost so much.

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.


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