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South Dakota receives help from floods

This past June 2014, South Dakota, specifically Lincoln County, received over 20 inches of rain. As a result, flooding became a real problem for the residents of this area. One of the biggest concerns for the area were the homes and families that have had their furnaces destroyed from the flood. With the onset of winter there is a strong need for these furnaces to be purchased and installed in time for the cold months ahead.
The Orphan Grain Train Collection Center in Milbank, South Dakota donated $2,000, and the home office of Orphan Grain Train, in Norfolk, Nebraska, donated an additional $8000 to Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, to help with the funding and purchase of furnaces for the victims of the flood.
“It is our mission to help the victims of disasters in all regions of the world, but especially to our friends and neighbors here in the states. June was a destructive month for this region of the country and with the generous donations of our supporters and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, it is a priority for us to provide much needed aid for these families!” Grant Schmidt, Vice President of Operations for Orphan Grain Train.