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Thanksgiving Gathering

Thanksgiving Gathering

On Tuesday, November 25, 2015, the International Office employees, Norfolk warehouse staff and volunteers along with Bert Eisenbraun and his supervisor from Plunketts Pest Control, Eric Lindgren, enjoyed a delicious baked chicken dinner. What was special about this meal is that Plunketts donated the chicken, which was inspired by Bert. Often being around Orphan Grain Train to do his work, Bert witnesses the work of many volunteers that make the wheels turn at the Norfolk OGT warehouse. As the plans were being put together for the Thanksgiving volunteer dinner, Bert stepped up and offered to purchase all of the chicken to be cooked on the rotisserie grill. “When I saw the grill, I told Doug (OGT warehouse manager) that we needed to cook some chicken on that bad boy” and that is how this dinner started. Doug and some of the volunteers prepared side dishes and desserts to feed 50 people. We are truly thankful for Bert as he fumigates humanitarian aid shipping containers headed around the world to help those in need. The man with the big smile is Bert and sitting across from him is his supervisor Eric.