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Iowa West branch encounters obstacles while loading

Iowa West branch encounters obstacles while loading

On Thursday, July 24, 2014 Iowa West branch loaded a shipment for Lithuania. The wonderful volunteers were tested with several obstacles. First there was confusion by the trucking company who delivered the empty container to Norfolk instead of Ida Grove, IA. So following a 3 or more hour delay the volunteers were still there to load - - - then it rained - - - then it hailed - - - and then they were done! Meanwhile they packed more boxes of clothing and goods for Orphan Grain Train and snacked on great treats from Elroy and Barb Koch. Thank you volunteers! They loaded 1,577 boxes of clothing, shoes, bedding, layettes and hygiene kits, along with wheelchairs, baby cribs and mattresses for Lithuania.