Drought Relief for Nebraska Ranchers and Cattlemen
Orphan Grain Train has responded to drought relief requests of beef producers in several states since the 1990’s. There is no drought relief effort organized at this time.
Orphan Grain Train is a “hands-on” Christian humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization. It is a national network of volunteers with regional divisions across the United States to bring necessary help in response to requests for food and clothing, medical supplies, and Christian literature. It also responds to survivors of natural disasters, such as drought. During 2002 it coordinated shipment of more than 300 semi-loads of hay for Operation Hay & Grain Lift in Nebraska. This totals more than 15,000,000 lbs. (750 tons) of supplies to needy people in the U. S. and around the world. Orphan Grain Train has responded to other disasters in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Florida, Montana, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and Ohio. In 1999 it sent hay to drought-stricken farmers in Ohio and Pennsylvania.